Monday, July 20, 2009

Stimulus funds - where's the cheese?

Interesting...

According to Recovery.gov, the Department of Agriculture has awarded MICELI DAIRY PRODUCTS COMPANY in Cleveland, $1,562,568 for "mozzarella cheese."

That's a LOT of cheese!

According to the company's website, they are a family-owned and -operated cheese manufacturer that specializes in ricotta - "a national leader in ricotta production and the entire Italian cheese industry." They also make mozzarella.

According to a press release issued by the USDA, the cheese (and other food products) were purchased by the government for distribution to food banks and other entities that feed the needy, like food pantries and soup kitchens. They purchased 837,936 pounds of mozzarella cheese.

2 comments:

Hooda Thunkit (Dave Zawodny) said...

Everybody gets their ration of cheese only after they've made/created enough whine of their own...

Is it me, or have your posts of late turned seriously depressing?

Maggie Thurber said...

It's the message - not the bearer of the news that's depressing....

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