Clark Electric offers ‘Milk Gallon Giveaway
In honor of June Dairy Month, and in response to the devastating effect the pandemic has had on communities and farmers, Clark Electric Cooperative and the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association have partnered with Kwik Trip for the “Milk Gallon Giveaway.” The June issue of Wisconsin Electric Cooperative News (a news magazine for cooperative members), will include a coupon for a free gallon of milk for Clark Electric Cooperative members, to be redeemed at Kwik Trip during June Dairy Month.
“The public health emergency has launched unprecedented challenges for people throughout our community,” said Tim Stewart, CEO/General Manager. “Our hope is that this promotion will offer some relief for both struggling dairy farmers, and families facing hardships.” Wisconsin’s member-owned electric cooperatives serve 57 percent of all dairy farms in the state. The industry was hit hard and fast when COVID-19-related closures disrupted the supply chain, and left farmers who supply milk to schools and restaurants with more product than they could sell. With Wisconsin dairy farmers standing to lose hundreds of millions of dollars due to the response to the coronavirus, the “Milk Gallon Giveaway” is an effort to reduce the excess milk product and ease the impact on all area farmers.
The “Milk Gallon Giveaway” coupon entitles Clark Electric Cooperative members to one free gallon of nonfat, 1 percent or 2 percent milk, and can be redeemed at Kwik Trip on or before July 16.