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As a farmer-owned and farmer-led co-op, we at Tillamook believe everyone deserves to have access to real, wholesome food. That’s why for 11 years in a row, we have proudly sponsored the KGW Newschannel 8 Great Food Drive. Both our farmers and our employees are fully committed to fighting hunger and addressing its causes, especially in Tillamook’s home state of Oregon. Incredibly, thanks to the generosity of our community, we not only met this year’s goal of 800,000 pounds of food – we surpassed it! We’re proud to share that more than 2 million pounds of food was collected for the Oregon Food Bank during this year’s Great Food Drive.

How was Tillamook involved?

In addition to our sponsorship of the Great Food Drive, which helped drive awareness of the issue and the campaign, we also donated to the Oregon Food Bank a portion of proceeds from the sale of Tillamook cheese, ice cream, yogurt, sour cream and butter in Oregon and SW Washington this last month. Thanks to your purchases during the month of March, Tillamook donated $50,000 to fight hunger in our in community!

However, we know our work isn’t done. 1 in 5 Oregonians struggle with hunger, and a third of those who receive food boxes are children. But if the success of this year’s Great Food Drive is any indication, we’re confident we’re making great strides in the fight against hunger.

Tillamook’s commitment to the Oregon Food Bank continues throughout the year with donations of funds and food, along with volunteerism by our employees and farmers. Thank you for joining us in this fight!

5 comments

Gogan

That's amazing. I've enjoyed eating your products for almost a decade now. And I love the way you lead your company with heart. Being in grocery we see first hand how there's so much delicious food for consumption if we had a network in place to provide it to those who need it most.

We run a grocery store up here in Vancouver, BC. We're young. If there was anyone from Tillamook who has the time to speak to us we'd love to learn more about how you run your company and what the process of evolving has been like for you in the last 10 years or so.

April 17th, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Carole Graeber Livingston

Just bought a 7 oz block of Tillamook Extra Sharp White Cheddar (Limited Edition) and must say it is the best five dollars I have ever spent. I can only hope Publix (grocery store in Jacksonville, Florida) continues to carry it. Thank you for this wonderful cheese.

April 20th, 2017 at 5:23 am

Gogan

This is awesome. And I'm testing if my comment will show up because my last one seemed not to.

April 25th, 2017 at 10:27 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Gogan,

Thanks for stopping by our blog! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying our products. As I'm sure you can imagine, we receive quite a few requests like this and don't often have the resources to honor each and every one, but if you email our Consumer Relations team we'd be happy to pass along the request. Please fill out our form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible: https://www.tillamook.com/contact.html

Thanks,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 26th, 2017 at 3:51 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Carole,

We're so glad to hear you're enjoying our Vintage Extra Sharp White Cheddar! I'll be sure to tell our Cheese team to keep up the good work. Thanks again for taking the time to reach out!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 26th, 2017 at 3:53 pm
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