COVID-19 wrecked havoc on the milk supply chain and tested the minds and bodies of everyone involved in it. After the dairy industry was declared essential in early March, each of us discovered what that truly meant when the world ground to a halt and we were one of only a few continuing to carry on.
MMPA employees responded as fast as they could to the needs of the members and the cooperative: changing the way they work, working longer hours and doing everything they could to ensure that milk continued to be marketed. Without the hard work and effort from the entire team, the situation could have devolved even faster overnight and as those involved in the industry and those who consume dairy products, we owe it to those who kept reporting to work for the milk, cheese and other dairy products in our refrigerator right now.
Thank you to the MMPA employees who continued to show up and give their all on behalf of MMPA members, the industry and consumers.
Letter from MMPA Board Chairman
Dear MMPA employees,
I know with the COVID-19 pandemic, all of you faced different challenges, whether it was childcare, caring for high risk family members, or the concern and anxiety for your own health. I know there is a different situation for each one of you and I appreciate the risk that all of you took each and every day that you came to work for MMPA. I believe that throughout this pandemic that you not only served our co-op members, but our country as well.
Recently, we’ve all been made aware of how connected we are and how much we rely on everyone’s work and efforts. Milk was certainly viewed as essential and important to every household. When people were uncertain of the future, they rushed to the store to stock up on dairy, and your efforts helped give them comfort. The work all of you did truly served everyone.
I speak for the Board of Directors and all of our member owners when I say thank you for your continued commitment to MMPA and the important work that you do every day.
Wishing you and your families the best,
Doug Chapin, MMPA Board Chairman
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This article was originally published in the July/August 2020 issue of the Milk Messenger. Subscribe »