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Utah Dairy Producers Donating Excess Food Throughout June

Cache Valley dairy producers are joining other Utah producers to donate surplus dairy products.  This includes Gossner Foods and Creamies Premium Ice Cream Company, who are helping distribute grilled cheese sandwiches and cheese curds in June, during National Dairy Month.

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Commissioner Logan Wilde said the state is partnering with Dairy West for a “Curds and Kindness” initiative celebrating frontline workers including employees of hospitals and clinics, food banks, and police and fire station across the Wasatch Front beginning Thursday at the Utah Food Bank in south Salt Lake.

Dairy West Senior Vice President Jenny Nelson said Curds and Kindness was created in response to deficiencies in the food supply chain due to COVID-19. Dairy West producers have donated more than  831,000 lbs of product across Utah and Idaho with plans to partner with school sites to feed hungry children later this summer. 


At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.