Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States, so it should come as no surprise that as folks around the world are helping those in need, state residents are doing so by offering free dairy
Sassy Cow Creamery, a store in Columbus owned by James and Robert Baerwolf, is one such example. The Baerwolf brothers set up a "Kindness Cooler" right outside their creamery at the end of March and filled it with milk and other dairy goods, offering them—free of charge, of course—to all those who might need them.
In the past two months, they've given out over 400 gallons of milk per day.
"My three daughters got the idea after being home from school for so long," James said to CNN. "They had a lot of time on their hands and were looking for ways to help out the community and that's what they came up with."
Interestingly enough, the current global situation has led many farmers across the nation to dump enormous amounts of milk given decreases in demand from restaurants, schools and other food providers. The farmers aren't legally allowed to sell or donate raw milk pre-pasteurization. Sassy Cow Creamery works around that regulation by pasteurizing the milk on-site.
Being kind and paying it forward is always important, even more so during these unprecedented times. Let's try and all pay it forward.