WCMA Applauds $30 Million Investment in Wisconsin Food Pantries

Posted By: Grace Atherton WCMA News,

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today praised Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ direction of an additional $30 million in federal funding to the state’s Food Security Initiative.  This program supports hunger relief efforts through the purchase of Wisconsin-made products, including milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter.  These monies more than double the $25 million Evers previously allocated to the Food Security Initiative.

WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer released the following statement following Gov. Evers’ announcement:

“Throughout the pandemic, amid supply chain disruptions and unpredictable market conditions, dairy processors remained committed to their essential mission: making delicious, nutritious dairy foods.

“The Food Security Initiative has fostered impactful relationships between hunger relief organizations and the dairy processing community to meet a still-staggering demand for food aid.

“We thank Governor Evers for again investing in this program, as dairy processors are eager to continue their partnerships with Hunger Task Force and Feeding Wisconsin, and support Wisconsinites facing food insecurity.”