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Wisconsin sending 17,000 pounds of cheese to Houston

Madison, Wis. - Wisconsin’s cheesemakers are sending more than 17,000 pounds of cheese to Houston to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The effort is organized by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and funding by the Dairy Farm Families of Wisconsin.

“We are deeply saddened by the devastation facing Texas residents in the wake of Hurricane Harvey,” said Suzanne Fanning, WMMB vice president of marketing communications. “Our Wisconsin cheesemakers and dairy farmers are inherently focused on helping others so we offered them a way to get involved.”

The organizers originally hoped to send 200 pounds of cheese, but donors came through with more than 17,000 pounds.

A delivery truck was packed Friday in Madison with more than 17,000 pounds of smoked string cheese, cheese curds, muenster, Parmesan, classic cheddar and more. The shipment also included 300 pounds of butter.

The delivery is expected to arrive at the Houston Food Bank next week.


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