Last month, devastating floods destroyed homes and businesses throughout mid-Michigan. During the midst of a global pandemic, approximately 10,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes due to the rising waters and many have still not returned.
To help comfort those affected, the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) along with United Way and Domino's Pizza distributed pizza to shelters serving Midland, Gladwin and Saginaw counties. Pizza was also delivered to frontline construction and flood protection workers in the tri-county area.
"Michigan dairy farmers understand the importance of community and a good meal that includes nutritious dairy foods," says Sharon Toth, UDIM CEO. "We were honored to be a part of this donation, providing a hot meal to those affected by the floods and the neighborhood organizations that protect our local infrastructure."
During trying times, enjoying food with family and friends at the end of the day can help soothe the soul.
"We are proud to partner with Michigan dairy farmers to provide nutritious food for people affected by the floods. Nothing like a hot cheesy pizza to make people feel just a little happiness when they have lost their home and are still trying to social distance," says Chris Scholemann, Domino's Pizza franchisee in Midland, Michigan. "Together with United Way, helped by a grant from the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, we provided food when the need was the greatest."