Cheese Brothers Of Wisconsin Donate A Year Of Cheese To A Veterans Food Pantry
Jay Wood, a resident in Deer Lodge, Montana, received a whole lot of cheese on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 7th — a year’s supply to be exact, according to a news release.
Wood is an Air National Guard veteran who founded Southwest Montana Veterans Food Pantry in Deer Lodge with his wife Susan in 2020. He was chosen out of thousands of nominees to a Veterans Day Giveaway campaign by Cheese Brothers, a mail-order cheese and gifts company based in Barron, Wisconsin.
Honoring Veterans: Cheese Brothers’ Nationwide Campaign
In honor of Veterans Day, Cheese Brothers reached out to more than 150,000 followers nationwide in search of veterans to honor with a year’s supply of cheese.
Jay Wood’s Story: Inspiring Donation
Wood’s story stood out to Cheese Brothers co-founders Eric Ludy and Gene Graf, because it offered a way for them to utilize cheese — a product they have in abundance — to help veterans facing food insecurity amidst rising grocery prices.
Commitment To Veterans: The Impact Of Jay’s Food Pantry
“When we read about Jay’s passion to serve veterans in need with food and companionship, we were moved to reach out,” Graf said in the news release. “We look forward to meeting him personally and learning more about his journey growing his food pantry to where it is today.”
A Continuous Cheese Donation To Support The Veterans Food Pantry
The company will ship the food pantry as much cheese as it can handle on an ongoing basis, with Ludy and Graf delivering the first shipment of cheese personally on Tuesday at the pantry’s location in Deer Lodge.
Ludy and Graf said that they hope their donation can help forge a human connection between their Wisconsin company and veterans in need in Montana.
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Source: Montana Standard
Image Courtesy of: Cheese Brothers