Over 35,000 pounds of food donated to Wisconsin Food Bank by Jones Dairy Farm


MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – This Wednesday, Jones Dairy Farm donated more than 35,000 pounds of food to a southern Wisconsin food bank.

The seventh-generation, Fort Atkinson-based family business sent a tractor-trailer truck full of 19 pallets of food to Second Harvest Foodbank. Items donated included brown rice, frozen carrots, chickpeas, quinoa, sunflower seeds and black beans.

Michelle Orge, President and CEO of Second Harvest expressed her gratitude and explained the need for more donations like this.

“Unfortunately, large donations like this are on the decline and the need is increasing due to high inflation and other economic factors. This nutritious product will be a welcome addition to the tables of the families we support in South West Wisconsin,” Orge said.

There are approximately 125,000 people in southwestern Wisconsin who rely on Second Harvest services for food.

Lisa Caras, Marketing Director of Jones Dairy Farm, said the donated foods are high-demand items at the moment and they will continue to donate to help with food insecurity.

“As part of the Southern Wisconsin community for over 130 years, Jones Dairy Farm has always sought opportunities to help our neighbors through monetary support and product donations when possible,” said Caras.

In addition to the substantial food donation, transportation was provided free of charge by Fortrans, Inc., a family-owned and operated truckload carrier in Fort Atkinson.

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