September Is a *Really* Good Month to Eat Cheese and Ice Cream—Here's Why
While the coronavirus has affected all of us in some way, farmers and farm workers have been hit especially hard this year. Farmers who supplied their goods to restaurants, hotels and schools had to give away or destroy their products when those businesses closed (even temporarily). And now, U.S. farm debt has grown to more than $425 billion, according to the USDA—the highest it’s been since the farm crisis in the 1980s.
Though the U.S. government is providing financial aid to farmers who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, they still need more help to stay afloat. That’s why Tillamook is stepping up to help by partnering with the American Farmland Trust and actress Eva Longoria for their 'All For Farmers' campaign. The campaign hopes to raise awareness and funds for grants to help farmers and farm workers.
According to a media release from Tillamook, “Throughout September, 10% of sales—up to $1.6 million—from Tillamook products will go toward grants that will save farms and farmland, provide financial relief directly to farmers and support sound farming practices.”
Longoria said, “Agriculture is still the backbone of the U.S., and these are the people that literally put food on our tables.” And to help support them, all you have to do is buy some cheese, yogurt or ice cream. You can find your nearest grocery store that carries Tillamook products here.
Plus, Tillamook is sweetening the deal by offering free ice cream for a year to 10 randomly selected people who share their thanks for farmers on social media. To enter, all you have to do is use the hashtags #AllForFarmers and #Sweepstakes between September 1 and September 30. (Count us in!)