December 21, 2014

Milk from shuttered plant going to good cause

A Milwaukee group gets its hands on the leftover milk from the shuttered Golden Guernsey dairy plant and will be distributing it to charities across Wisconsin. Sherrie Tussler, director of Hunger Task Force, says they convinced the out-of-state trustee handling the bankruptcy to release the milk after they highlighted a Wisconsin law that says those who donate food are not liable if anyone gets sick from it.

Tussler says, as of Tuesday, they handled nine semi-truck loads of milk. She says they’re distributing the milk through their statewide network which includes Boys-and-Girls Clubs, subsidized housing for seniors, and food pantries.

She reminds those looking for emergency food to dial 2-1-1 to access the nearest resources.

Meanwhile, state officials will hold sessions today and tomorrow in Pewaukee to help the 100 people who lost their jobs when Golden Guernsey abruptly closed earlier this month. Workers will learn about the help that’s available to find new work and to get the necessary training.