Throughout this past month, the dairy industry has been celebrating June Dairy Month and the farmers and workers that provide nutritious dairy products for our table. Wisconsin-based cheesemaker Emmi Roth is getting into the appreciative mood with a recent $5,000 donation, made to Second Harvest’s Adopt-A-Dairy Cow Program.
“As a company rooted deeply in agriculture, we know just how essential it is to have a nutritious food like milk on the table,” said Angie Frie, a Founding Member of Emmi Roth’s Giving and Caring Committee. “We’re committed to making sure families visiting food pantries have access to nutrient-rich, wholesome milk—a staple on tables across America and in the cheese we produce every day.”
According to the release, Second Harvest’s Adopt-A-Dairy Cow Program began in 2015 and was designed to address the shortage of food pantry milk donations. Since its start, the Adopt-A-Dairy Cow program and partners—including Emmi Roth—have helped provide more than 200,000 gallons of milk to the community in southwest Wisconsin.
“Just $25 can provide 16 half gallons of milk to families in need,” continued Frie. “It’s a donation that can truly make a difference for many families in need.”
Emmi Roth is urging its industry peers to join the cause and help put milk on tables as the Adopt-A-Dairy Cow program runs through the end of June. Those interested in adopting a cow symbolically can click here. Donors will not only receive a certificate of adoption for their chosen cow, but they’ll also receive a coupon for a quart of free ice cream.
Additionally, the first $30,000 in donations made will be matched. Those looking to make a longer-term impact can also sign up for monthly contributions to help keep milk on shelves year-round.
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