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Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Provide Cheese for Pizzas 4 Patriots Program July 4th

Jul 03, 2013

MADISON, July 3, 2013 – Wisconsin Dairy Farmers have joined forces with the Pizzas 4 Patriots program where 30,000 pizzas – all showcasing Wisconsin cheese – will be delivered to soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan tomorrow on the 4th of July.

Through the efforts of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, the dairy promotion and education organization of Wisconsin’s dairy farm families, a slice of home will be delivered and served hot to help support our soldiers across the world. “This is a meaningful way for our farm families to show appreciation and support for the brave men and women here and around the world,” says James Robson, WMMB CEO.

Last year, the Pizzas 4 Patriots effort set a new Guinness World Record for the largest pizza delivery in history when 30,000 pizzas were sent to U.S. forces at Kandahar Airfield, Bagram Airbase and Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.

Pizzas 4 Patriots is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of lifting the morale of our U.S. service men and women overseas and wounded warriors in veterans hospitals around the country by providing Chicago-style pizza or, as the efforts founder, retired Master Sergeant Mark Evans likes to say, “a slice of home.” “This 4th of July marks the 13th shipment of pizza to U.S. service men and women around the world totaling over 125,000 pizzas, equaling over 1 million slices of home to our troops,” Evans says.

More than 12,000 lbs. of Wisconsin Mozzarella made by Saputo Cheese in Waupun will top the pizzas.

For more information on this program or to make a donation, go to the website www.Pizzas4Patriots.com where you will find information on sponsors, news coverage, thank you notes from our troops and more.

The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a nonprofit organization of dairy producers that promotes the consumption of milk, cheese and other dairy products made in America’s Dairyland.

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The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a nonprofit organization of dairy producers that promotes the consumption of milk, cheese and other dairy products made in America’s Dairyland.

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