Heritage Ridge Creamery and its parent company, the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA), is responding to increased need at food banks in the Great Lakes region with dairy product donations.
In Indiana, MMPA is donating cheese from Heritage Ridge Creamery to Second Helpings, an organization focused on providing meals to individuals and families in need, with particular emphasis now amidst the COVID-19 issue. MMPA is also donating one-pound packages of cheese to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, an organization that provides food assistance in a six-county area in Northern Indiana.
In Michigan, MMPA, along with Kroger’s Michigan Dairy plant, will donate over 2,020 pounds of milk per day to the Food Bank Council of Michigan throughout 2020. In total over 85,000 gallons of milk will be donated to reach all 83 counties of Michigan. The first load of milk was delivered at the end of March. MMPA has donated over 333,000 gallons of milk since 2015 and last year donated around 18,000 pounds of cheese from Heritage Ridge Creamery.
The health and well-being of our customers and employees is our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution related to the spread of COVID-19, the Heritage Ridge Creamery retail store was closed on March 16 until further notice. Customers are welcome to shop for their favorite cheese and butter products online. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. For more information about how MMPA is responding, visit mimilk.com/covid19.