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Superior Families Bear Cold, Lines for Free Milk

Posted at: 01/23/2013 6:03 PM
Updated at: 01/23/2013 11:01 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
ahoglund@wdio.com

The result of the unexpected closing of a Wisconsin dairy is providing food and drink to people scattered around the state.

Folks lined up in Superior Wednesday morning for free milk and cottage cheese, of all things.

The Golden Guernsey in Waukesha closed unexpectedly in early January, leaving a lot of inventory.

Millie Roundsville, the CEO of Northwest Community Services, which works to better the lives of low-income families, said anyone taking the milk home will have to drink it within a few days, but said "we thought it was important to get them distributed statewide so they could at least go to families in need of the milk rather than have them just be disposed of."

 Roundsville told Eyewitness News there were eight pallets of milk to hand out, which totals about 600 cases. She said the same giveaways happened across the state Wednesday.