Bongards donates over 18,000 pounds of cheese to local communities

CHANHASSEN, MINN. – (Dec. 17, 2020) Bongards Creameries, a leading national cheese manufacturer, is pleased to announce a charitable contribution of over 18,000 pounds of cheese to help local food banks in the MN and TN communities in which they operate. The donation represents enough cheese to serve over 25,000 families.


“As a co-op built by a community of hard-working farmers, we understand the value of giving back to the communities in which we live and work,” said Daryl Larson, Bongards President and CEO. “Especially during this time of incredible need.”


The donations are being delivered to multiple organizations throughout MN and TN, including North Country Food Bank, which serves the communities near the Bongards plant in Perham, MN, Second Harvest Heartland, serving the communities around the Bongards plant in Bongards, MN and corporate offices in Chanhassen, MN, and several organizations near the Bongards plant in Humboldt, TN.

About Bongards Creameries

Bongards Creameries is a farmer-owned co-op that was formed in 1908 in the southeastern Minnesota town of Bongards. The co-op’s dairy farmers are based in Minnesota and North Dakota. With over a century of dairy expertise, Bongards is a vertically integrated, global cheese supplier that produces hundreds of millions of pounds of natural cheese, process cheese, and whey each year. Bongards’ cheeses are selected by many of the country’s largest foodservice operators, food manufacturers and foodservice distributors across the world. The company’s cheeses can be found in commercial restaurants, K-12 schools, retail delis and C-stores, among others. Corporate offices are based in Chanhassen, Minn., and the company’s three production facilities are in Bongards, Minn., Perham, Minn., and Humboldt, Tenn. For more information, visit



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