Wisconsin sends 17,000 pounds of cheese to Houston

Wisconsin sends 17,000 pounds of cheese to Houston
Posted at 10:55 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 19:04:57-04

(WMTV/CNN) - As companies in Wisconsin look to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, what better donation than butter and cheese?

About two dozen cheese companies, along with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, have gathered more than 17,000 pounds of cheese to send to Houston.

They started loading up the truck on Friday.

The donations include just about everything from string cheese to cheese curds.

It's all headed for the Houston Food Bank.

Organizers admit it isn't much, but they're hoping to help out in any way they can.

"It's a very small thing for us to do with what they're facing, but let's face it: cheese is comfort food. It makes you happy. So, if we can bring a little bit of happiness to the folks down there, then that's what we want to do,"  said Suzanne Fanning.

Along with the cheese, the shipment will also include about 300 pounds of butter.

Organizers expect the truck to leave on Tuesday, and arrive in Houston by Thursday.

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