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United Cooperative, based in Beaver Dam with locations throughout Wisconsin, is proud to support 34 local food pantries in the United Cooperative trade area.

Each year, United Cooperative teams up with the Land O' Lakes Foundation through its Member Co-op Match Program. The Foundation program matches United Cooperative's donation, dollar-for-dollar, thus doubling the funds available for local food pantries.

'We are proud to partner with the Land O' Lakes Foundation each year to help support the communities where our patron members work and live,' says David Cramer, president and CEO of United Cooperative, 'This is a record year for food pantry donations from United Cooperative. Last year, we donated $28,000 to local food pantries with the Land O' Lakes Foundation Match Program, but with our recent acquisitions in northeastern and east-central Wisconsin, we decided to expand our contributions.'

In its effort to combat rural hunger, United Cooperative funneled monetary food pantry donations to pantries as far west as Viroqua and as far north as Coleman, WI, totaling $37,000.

Communities receiving financial support were: Ashippun, Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Berlin, Cecil, Columbus, Deerfield, Denmark, Green Bay, Hartford, Hillsboro, Horicon, Johnson Creek, Kewaunee, Lena, Mayville, Milton, Montello, Oconto Falls, Oshkosh, Portage, Prairie du Sac, Pulaski, Reedsburg, Reeseville, Ripon, Shawano, Shioction, Tilleda, Viroqua, Watertown and Waupun.

Formed in 1936, United Cooperative is a full-service cooperative offering feed, grain, agronomy, and energy products and services to Wisconsin farmers and consumers.

United Cooperative has locations in Auroraville, Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Coleman, Deerfield, Denmark, Gresham, Hartford, Hillsboro, Horicon, Hustisford, Johnson Creek, Kendall, Mayville, Oconto Falls, Ontario, Oshkosh, Pickett, Poynette, Prairie du Sac, Pulaski, Reedsburg, Ripon, Rock Springs, Sauk City, Shawano, South Beaver Dam, Westfield, Wilton, Wonewoc, and Wyocena.

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