At Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, we not only pride ourselves in producing exceptional cheese products, we are also deeply committed to the well-being of the regions we proudly call home. Service is at the core of our cooperative’s mission and Ellsworth Cares™ connects our volunteerism and giving to charitable efforts important to our patron farm owners and staff.

Each year, we donate approximately 65,000 pounds of cheese to local food pantries, ensuring that those in need have access to nutritious and delicious dairy products. Additionally, we support approximately 170 local schools, organizations, and events annually through donations, fostering community growth and development. Moreover, our employees dedicate approximately 7,000 hours of their time each year volunteering in the local community, embodying the spirit of service that defines Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery.

Past Initiatives

Diaper & Personal Hygiene Drive

December 11, 2023 – January 19, 2024

Access to a sufficient supply of diapers and personal hygiene items is essential for the health of people in our communities.

We’re proud to announce the results of our first Ellsworth Cares initiative, which EXCEEDED our goal and will help provide for families in need across the state!

We matched each donation of personal items or diapers with a donation of three pounds of cheese to a local food pantry.

Together, we collected 10,852 diapers and personal care items — resulting in 32,556 pounds of cheese being donated to food pantries throughout Wisconsin!

Thank you for your generosity and support! And thank you to the United Way for partnering with us in this initiative.