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June 7, 2022

Emmi Roth Donates $5,000 to Second Harvest’s Adopt-A-Dairy Cow Program

Donation Honoring June Dairy Month Helps Get Milk to Those in Need

FITCHBURG, Wis. [June 7, 2022] – 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 Adopt-A-Dairy Cow program and partners, including Emmi Roth, have helped provide more than 200,000 gallons of milk to the community in southwest Wisconsin.

“As a company rooted deeply in agriculture, we know just how essential it is to have a nutritious food 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
  2. Choose a cow to adopt symbolically
  3. Select how many half-gallons of milk you’d like to provide

“Just $25 can provide 16 half gallons of milk to families in need,” said Frie. “It’s a donation that can truly make a difference for many families in need.”

Donators will not only receive a certificate of adoption for their chosen cow, but they’ll also receive a coupon for a quart of free ice cream. And the first $30,000 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.