ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL [June 30, 2016]—In April, Edlong Dairy Technologies participated in an auction to raise money for Tulgeen Disability Services, an Australian nonprofit that supports people with disabilities. Edlong won the bid for a year’s supply of Bega cheese, a leading Australian brand. Edlong will donate a large portion of these quarterly shipments to local charities. The first installment—45 pounds—was donated to Self Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines, a local nonprofit that provides food and clothing to Des Plaines residents in need.
“It feels like Christmas to have such a delicious donation for our clients and families,” said a Self Help Closet & Pantry volunteer.
Edlong has always believed in the importance of giving back and feeding the world. The company plans to donate its winnings every month to continue supporting its neighboring community. This is the second consecutive year that Edlong has won the Cheese of the Month prize by supporting Tulgeen.
Edlong Dairy Technologies is the global food industry’s most comprehensive resource for dairy flavor technologies. Founded in 1914, the company assists customers at every stage of product development, offering technical collaboration, formulation expertise and customized solutions. It also develops and markets Cheese, Butter, Milk, Cream, Cultured, Sweet Dairy and Masking and Mouthfeel flavors, backed by personal, responsive, reliable service. Edlong is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), one of the National Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® (2014 and 2015) and one of Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® (2015 and 2016). edlong.com
About Tulgeen Disability Services
Tulgeen Disability Services is a not-for-profit (NFP) organization that provides dedicated, quality support and care for people with disabilities, their families and careers. tulgeen.com.au
About Self Help Closet & Pantry
The SHC&P of Des Plaines serves Des Plaines residents in need by providing food, clothing and paper products to its registered clients. It is a community-based operation that relies on donations of food and funds from local businesses, residents, churches, schools, clubs and other organizations. 3rdward.org/selfhelppantry
About Bega Cheese
Bega Cheese Limited is an Australian firm engaged in receiving, processing, manufacturing and distributing dairy and associated products. begacheese.com.au