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So. Buffalo cheese plant sends 15,000 lbs of mozzarella to Long Island for Nourish New York delivery

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Posted at 8:14 AM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 16:48:23-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Lactalis American Group, Inc. in South Buffalo has sent a truck, carrying 15,000 pounds of mozzarella to Long Island as part of Gov. Cuomo's Nourish New York Initiative.

The cheese will make its way to the Island Harvest Food Bank in Hauppauge.

“Island Harvest Food Bank and the people we serve across Long Island are grateful for the partnership we’ve forged with the Buffalo-based Lactalis American Group in addressing the critical issue of food insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 crisis,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president & CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank. “Thanks to Governor Cuomo’s Nourish NY initiative, we’re able to connect New York’s vast agricultural industry with the state’s network of food banks in providing much-needed relief for New Yorkers struggling to put food on their tables.”

As a food manufacturer, we understand the essential role we play in continuing to feed our communities, especially during these challenging times,” said, Lactalis American Group President & CEO Jean-Luc Bruandet. “Through Nourish New York, we are extending Buffalo’s ‘City of Good Neighbors’ motto to help our Long Island neighbors in need by partnering in this event. We continue to work with New York State to do what we can to provide hunger relief as this pandemic continues.”

You can read more about the Nourish New York Initiative here.