Milk for Britain
First National Project (1941-48)
World War II
Responding to a radio appeal for milk for British children, founder Hal Rogers rallied Kin members across Canada to raise funds for the purchase of powdered milk.
The wartime effort helped found 41 new Kinsmen clubs and the formation of a new women’s branch of the organization, Kinettes.
Milk for Britain Documentary
In order to preserve, celebrate and educate, Kin Canada clubs came together and invested in a short documentary.
The documentary commemorates and celebrates the 75th anniversary of the influential Milk for Britain Campaign during World War II, which brought Kin and Canadians together to help an international community in need: Britain. With over 50 million quarts of milk sent and $3 million raised (equivalent to over $44 million today) to feed British children, the Milk for Britain story is a significant and inspirational piece of Canada's (and Kin's) history.