by Scott Cooper
Wisconsin cheesemakers sent 30,000 Pounds of Wisconsin Cheese to Florida for those Irma.
The statewide campaign was coordinated by Wisconsin cheesemakers, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB), Independent Procurement Alliance Program (IPAP) and Wisconsin dairy farmers.
“It’s an honor to provide the generous contribution from Wisconsin Cheesemakers to those who need it in Florida,” said Scott Eithun, President of IPAP. “We saw an outpouring of support and gratitude from Texans when Wisconsin delivered a cheese donation after Hurricane Harvey. We Were devastated by the news Floridians were in the identical situation Shortly afterwards, so Wisconsinites came together again in an even
On Wednesday, Feeding South Florida received 30,000 Pounds of Wisconsin Cheese to provide families with nutritious food. The 32 pallets arrived In Feeding South Florida, which distributes to a community of 400 partners Agencies across the community to get the food into the hands of .
“Feeding South Florida appreciates this gift, especially after Hurricane Irma when many lost their perishable items and as we near the holiday season,” said Sari Vatske, Vice President of Community Relations at Feeding South Florida.
Independent Procurement Alliance Program (IPAP), based in Appleton, Wisconsin managed the shipping and logistics support. Midwest Refrigerated Services provided help with consolidation and trucking. Feeding South Florida. Without the contribution of their time and Resources, this large donation would not have been possible.
Seventeen cheese firms from around Wisconsin were included in the relief effort. Participating companies include Arthur Schuman, Inc., Artisan Cheese Exchange, Baker Cheese, Inc., Cedar Valley Cheese, Dan’s Prize, Inc., Door Artisan Cheese Company LLC, Eau Galle Cheese Company, Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Maple Leaf Cheese Co-op, Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Odyssey Cheese & Yogurt, Pine River Pre-Pack Inc., Saxon Cheese, Swiss Valley Farms Co-op, Valley View Cheese Co-op, Widmer’s Cheese Cellars and Winona Foods, Inc.. Additional support was provided by Wisconsin Cheesemaker Association (WCMA).