This year for June Dairy Month CHS Larsen Cooperative wanted to make a local impact in supporting both dairy farmers, cheese processing plants and local food pantries to celebrate June Dairy Month.
CHS Larsen decided to pick local processing and retail dairy locations to purchase the donated goods from places where they knew customers ship their milk. They choose Weyauwega Star Dairy, Union Star Cheese Factory, Dupont Cheese Inc, and Simon’s Specialty Cheese. The different products they purchased included butter, colby cheese, and mild cheddar cheese.
Then CHS made connections with seven local food pantries in their territory, Weymont Food Pantry (Phyliss Koch), Winneconne Area Assistance Center (Mark Wesenberg), Clintonville Food Pantry (Mary Dobbe), New London Community Cupboard (Rita Thiel and Mike Campbell), Freedom Food Pantry (Patty Banks), Community 2000 -Seymour (Chantal Willman and Emily Abrahamson), and Manawa Food Pantry (Barb Baumgartner). All parties were very excited to receive these June Dairy month goodies.
In total CHS Larsen donated over 222 pounds of cheese and 75 pounds of butter, investing $1,000 in dairy products back into the communities we serve.
Happy June Dairy Month!