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Beehive Cheese to Feed 1,350 Families With Crowdfunding Campaign

Beehive Cheese to Feed 1,350 Families With Crowdfunding Campaign


UINTAH, UT
Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Helping those in need is a no-brainer for Beehive Cheese. The company recently announced it is seeking donations to raise $12,000 to produce two batches of Promontory, its base cheddar. All 2,700 pounds of Promontory will be donated to the Utah Food Bank and has the potential to feed 1,350 families.

Britton Welsh, President, Beehive Cheese“We’re all struggling and we want to do more,” said Britton Welsh, President. “Due to the cost of milk and labor, we don’t have the cash on hand to produce the cheese we'd like to donate. With sales down so low, we’re producing at 25 percent capacity. Our vats are open and ready to produce cheese for the food bank. Project Promontory will help the community and help to pay our cheesemakers.”

The donations will be used to pay for only the cost of buying milk from Wade’s Dairy in Ogden, and to pay the cheesemakers who will craft the cheese. No profit will be made from the cheese produced for donation to the Utah Food Bank.

Beehive Cheese named the campaign after its Promontory cheddar, which is named after Promontory Point to celebrate the company’s Utah roots.

Pat Ford, Co-Founder and Owner, Beehive Cheese“A promontory is a high point of land jutting out from a large body of water. It’s the safest place to be when you’re surrounded by the rising tide of uncertainty,” Co-Founder and Owner Pat Ford commented on the campaign. “We believe if we all work together, we can hold each other up as high as possible and stay safe.”

Since March, Beehive Cheese has supported the community through in-kind donations of about 2,600 pounds of cheese to Ogden’s Lantern House, Catholic Community Services, and the Utah Food Bank, according to the press release. However, they’ve run out of cheese to both donate and still fill the small amount of orders from distributors.

Since March, Beehive Cheese has supported the community through in-kind donations of about 2,600 pounds of cheese to Ogden’s Lantern House, Catholic Community Services, and the Utah Food Bank

The crowdfunding campaign began on Monday, April 27 at noon on the Indiegogo fundraising platform. Interested donors can click here to access the campaign and make a donation.

Stay tuned to Deli Market News as we continue to report on the amazing efforts from our dairy, deli, and specialty food industry.

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