Over $50,000 Of Dairy Products Donated to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Jun 26, 2020
CP Feeds and Country Visions Team With Their Supply Partners to Donate Over $50,000 Of Dairy Products to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Pallet shipments of butter and cottage cheese will be donated to provide ongoing support of much needed food to the eastern Wisconsin area as well as support dairy producers and the dairy industry’s supply chain. Elanco, Church & Dwight, Adisseo, and Balchem, are some of the partners, along with Nutra Blend, RP Nutrients, Zinpro, Land O’ Lakes, CHS, and CoBank that have joined with these companies by matching donations and providing additional funding for this effort.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on all our lives. Businesses that were ‘non-essential’, their employees and those who were part of their supply chain, including our dairy producers were among the hardest hit. We hope this donation helps provide for those in need with wholesome dairy products.” said Jim Loefer, General Manager of CP Feeds. “CP Feeds would like to thank Elanco for their leadership in coordinating this effort for all of us.”
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin started picking up pallets of butter on a biweekly schedule from Pine River Dairy in Manitowoc, WI in mid-May. A supply of cottage cheese from Westby Coop Creamery in Westby, WI is pretty much on the same schedule. In total, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin will be receiving about 10,500 pounds of butter and over 20,000-16oz containers of cottage cheese through the generosity of these companies and their partners. The donation also includes 1,250 soft sided coolers for the food pantries to use for distributing the products.
“At Country Visions Cooperative, as a farmer owned cooperative, we are honored to be supporting our dairy farmers and those facing hunger during these tough times in eastern Wisconsin. The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in hardships for many and putting even more of a strain on our farmers,” said Steve Zutz, CEO of Country Visions Cooperative. “I’m glad we could come together with our partners to make this donation to support our dairy producers and provide products that will help those struggling to put food on their tables in eastern Wisconsin.”
To learn more about hunger in Wisconsin, visit www.FeedingAmericaWI.org.
About CP Feeds, LLC
CP Feeds, LLC is a manufacturing supplier of agricultural mixes and feed ingredients with a team of nutritionists and dairy management experts to help producers and their operations. They are headquartered in Valders, WI and recently constructed a second facility in Wrightstown, WI. Learn more at www.cpfeeds.com.
About Country Visions Cooperative
Country Visions Cooperative is based in Reedsville, WI. The company offers products and services including Agronomy, Propane, Refined Fuels, and Grain Divisions, with Convenience Stores, and Country Stores to serve the needs of their members and communities from East-Central Wisconsin through Menominee, MI.
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