People wait in line to receive free milk from the Milk from the Heart program which makes weekly deliveries to Washington Heights and 12 other locations in Manhattan and the Bronx on October 6, 2011 in New York City. As the economy throughout the nation struggles, prices on many food staples have continued to rise. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, milk prices throughout the Northeast are 19 percent higher than two years ago with the average price of a gallon of milk now at $4. The Milk from the Heart program gives individuals in need two free quarts of milk and hands out about 14,000 quarts a month. The program, which has witnessed a steady increase in participants, is financed partly by private donors and is part of the non-profit Homes for the Homeless. By Spencer Platt/Getty Images.