A Wisconsin dairy plant’s doors may have closed suddenly earlier this month after filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but its leftover milk is opening more doors for many of the area’s needy families.
The Golden Guernsey dairy plant near Waukesha, Wis., closed just weeks ago, and a persistent news station helped to save the thousands of gallons left in the facility from going to waste.
According to a news report from WISN News, at least eight truckloads of milk and dairy products are ready to be distributed by the Hunger Task Force to some of the state’s needy.
"We're feeling really good. Golden Guernsey did close, and that's sad news for Wisconsin, but the good news is that we're going to be able to bring full semi loads of milk that is still good out to the community, and to our surrounding communities and even the state of Wisconsin," Hunger Task Force Executive Director Sherrie Tussler told WISN News.
The only thing left to find are drivers to haul the loads of milk to many of the state’s communities.
"There's plenty still there that can be distributed to Wisconsin residents, and we can take a really bad news story about Golden Guernsey and recover a little bit and turn it into a better news story," Tussler said.
Golden Guernsey’s closure was also a supplier to area school districts, and its closure left officials scrambling to keep milk flowing in school cafeterias. Other dairies were able to stop in to provide a “seamless” transition of dairy service for students. Read more here.