Our work and our people are intricately connected to our communities.

So it just makes sense to invest in and improve them. To strengthen communities, we’re focusing on supporting agricultural advocacy, food security, and healthful children—which are all integral to community resilience.

Enriched Communities

When our communities are strong, so are we

We’re not afraid to take on complex social challenges, but we cannot do it alone.

We partner with those doing the hard work on the ground and support their efforts. We actively engage with organizations to assess their needs, brainstorm solutions and provide the most appropriate support. We volunteer with them and join in as board members. And we unite in our efforts to improve the places we call home.

Fostering a cultureof service
3,155 employee volunteer hours spent with community organizations.
Investing in ourcommunities
In 2019, we achieved our target: invest 4 percent of our profits back into our communities, up from 2.7% in 2018.
Outstanding Philanthropy Award
In 2019, we were awarded the 2019 Outstanding Philanthropy Award from The Association of Fundraising Professionals.

We’re working hard to build a culture where we genuinely care for each other, do right by our customers and community and work together. When our internal values meet community needs, incredible things happen.

Michael Graham

Tillamook Director of Plant Operations in Boardman

Tillamook Gives Back

Investing in the places we call home

Oregon Food Bank

Through our longstanding partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, we donate dairy products each year throughout the state. We’ve also invested in one full-time position dedicated to understanding the root causes of hunger in Tillamook County and a delivery truck to deliver food to pantries throughout Tillamook County.

Youth in Agriculture
We’re providing scholarships for students studying agriculture, and through support of 4-H Clubs and Future Farmers of America, we’ve raised funds and created awareness for these organizations.
BoardmanCommunity Support
In Boardman, OR, home to our second cheesemaking facility, we’re investing in the local community. From repairing the local greenway to funding new classroom chairs for students with disabilities to distributing brand new winter coats to kids in need, Boardman isn’t just where we work, it’s also our home.
Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington
Working with the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington and the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, we developed the "Dairy Patch Program" to educate girls about science, tech, engineering and math concepts, farms and food production, and the dairy industry.
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