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Green Cares to receive meat donation for pantry
Vita Plus commits to $100k for rural food security initiatives
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MONTICELLO — The Green Cares Food Pantry in Monticello will be able to provide dairy, beef and pork products to those in need thanks to a recent contribution from Vita Plus.

The contribution is part of the Vita Plus Serving Customers & Rural Communities Project. Vita Plus, an employee-owned livestock feed and nutrition company, has committed $100,000 to support rural food security initiatives throughout the Upper Midwest. 

The purposes of the project are to assist those in rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic while also supporting dairy, swine and beef producers by purchasing their products as dairy and livestock farms face subsequent market challenges. 

Through this broad-based effort, local Vita Plus nutrition consultants and facilities will identify opportunities to make a difference in the communities where they and their customers live and work.

Phil Kubesh, Vita Plus information technology manager, and Brandon Maly, Vita Plus marketing specialist, designated their portions of the funds to the Green Cares Food Pantry. 

The organization will use the $1,000 contribution to purchase dairy, beef and pork products to distribute to community members.

Vita Plus Corporation is an employee-owned company headquartered in Madison, and has been serving livestock producers since 1948. More than just a feed supplier, Vita Plus consultants offer the latest technology, nutrition and management information. For more information about the organization, call 800-362-8334 or visit