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June 9, 2023

Emmi Roth Donates $5,000 to Adopt-a-Dairy Cow Program

The Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin program helps to address shortage of food pantry milk donations.

Fitchburg, Wis. [June 9, 2023] – In honor of June Dairy Month and the farmers who provide nutritious milk, Wisconsin-based cheesemaker Emmi Roth donated $5,000 to Second Harvest’s Adopt-A-Dairy Cow Program.

The program, started in 2015, was designed to address the shortage of food pantry milk donations. Since its start, the program and its partners, including Emmi Roth, have helped to provide more than 200,000 gallons of milk to communities in southwest Wisconsin.

“As a company rooted deeply in agriculture, we know just how essential it is to have a nutritious dairy product like milk on the table,” said Angie Frie, a founding member of Emmi Roth’s Giving and Caring Committee. “We’re committed to making sure families visiting food pantries have access to nutrient-rich, wholesome milk – a staple on tables across America and in the cheese we produce every day.”

Join the cause and help put milk on tables
The Adopt-A-Dairy Cow program runs through the end of June, and everyone can make a difference.

Help fight food insecurity and join Emmi Roth in the cause:

  1. Visit the Adopt-a-Dairy Cow website.
  2. Choose a cow to symbolically adopt
  3. Select how many half gallons of milk you’d like to provide

“A donation of $25 can provide up to 32 half gallons of milk to families in need,” said Frie.

Donators will receive a printable certificate of adoption for their chosen cow. The first $65,000 in donations will be matched. Those looking to make a longer-term impact can also sign up for monthly contributions – to help keep milk on food pantry shelves year-round.

Donate today by visiting the Adopt-A-Dairy Cow website. Learn more about Emmi Roth and community involvement at

Emmi Roth is an industry leader in providing the nation’s top specialty cheeses. From making some of the most awarded cheeses in the U.S. to importing Switzerland’s most beloved cheeses, we work every day to create the world’s best. Emmi Roth has operations at five locations across Wisconsin and represents the top cheese brands in the U.S., including Athenos, Roth® Cheese, Emmi USA, and more. Visit to learn more, or find Emmi Roth on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Kaya Freiman, Communications Manager