Tillamook Cheese Factory Volunteer Group with No Name

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A rendering of the new Tillamook Cheese Factory visitor center (Image courtesy of Olson Kundig)
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Oregonians love The Tillamook Cheese Factory for many reasons. We all know they make the highest quality cheese and dairy products using healthy, happy cows on the Oregon Coast from a coalition of amazing local farmers. Most Oregonians also also know that The Tillamook Cheese Factory actually knows each individual cow that produces their amazing, award-winning cheese. What you don’t know, is that they’ve been supporting their employees volunteer projects without anyone knowing.

The Volunteer Committee with No Name

The Tillamook Cheese Factory employs over 800 people who all work together to create delicious cheese for the world to enjoy. In fact, there are so many awesome employees who regularly volunteer for charity projects, that The Tillamook Cheese Factory decided to sponsor the organization of a group that’s so new, it doesn’t even have a name!

About The Volunteer Committee with No Name

The Tillamook Cheese Factory has so many employees already volunteering that the group was initially formed by employees in private who just happened to support some of the same local charities. The group then decided to organize in order to make a bigger impact in their communities. Because of this, no one knows the exact date the group started.

According to Abby Carroll, Total Rewards Manager at The Tillamook Cheese Factory, “This is a group of true volunteers that are not paid for their time, and most already volunteer within the community on their on time anyway. The Tillamook Cheese Factory is just doing the right thing by supporting the efforts our staff and creating awareness for ways to get involved. After all, we’re like a family.”

Well Abby, we couldn’t agree more. Growing up with Tillamook Cheese around our dinner table makes me feel like part of the The Tillamook Cheese Factory family too.

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A farmer delivers milk to the Tillamook Creamery in Bay City, Ore., in this undated historical photo. (AP Photo/Tillamook County Creamery Association via The Register-Guard, File)

Today’s Volunteer Meeting

The newly established Employee Volunteer Committee just had it’s very 1st official meeting earlier today when the group unanimously decided to support and attend the Oregon Coast Clean Up with Patagonia & Ocean Blue Project on Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm where they will help make the world’s 1st recycled shampoo bottle a reality.

Another main topic of discussion was the actual name of the group. However, no final decisions have been made. “The Volunteer Committee” is kind of a boring name if you ask me, especially when the group is known for coming up with fun, clever names like “The Cheddar Chatter.”

Conclusion

I’ve always loved Tillamook Cheese. If you didn’t already, here’s one more reason why you should. Not only do they make amazing cheese, but the people that make it are pretty amazing too. Hats off to the employees at The Tillamook Cheese Factory for continuing to be a shining light of love & quality for over 100 years and counting. Cheers to many more.

Oregon Coast Clean Up with Patagonia

We’re so excited to share the Oregon Coast Clean Up with Patagonia & Ocean Blue Project on Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

All who join will be part of making the world’s 1st recycled shampoo bottle a reality. P&G’s Family of shampoo brands, such as Pantene and Head & Shoulders, will be packaged in a 25% post-consumer recycled “beach plastic” bottle for one of the largest retailers in France, Carrefour.

Although it’s a limited edition product, this project requires 2,600 tons of recycled beach plastic. That’s enough to fill eight, fully-loaded Boeing 747 jumbo jets. Join That Oregon Life and be part of the first major step in establishing Eco-friendly solutions. Together with your help, and the support of all the great Oregon-Minded volunteers, sponsors, and NGOs, we can make the global impact required to keep our oceans blue.

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My name is Alex Lockwood and I love Oregon. One of my favorite things about living in Oregon is that we are just a short drive away from a wide variety of fun outdoor activities and amazing natural beauty. I am a native Oregonian and I grew up in the countryside just outside of Sandy, Oregon nestled between Mt. Hood and Portland. Growing up, we owned a few different family businesses over the years and by the time I made it to high school age I was working four jobs; the family business, weekends on a dairy farm, summers bucking hay for Geren’s Farm Supply & Nuts On Sport Pizza off Highway 26 in Boring, Oregon. From shoveling cow manure and bucking hay to making pizza and taking inventory for the family business, I’ve done it all. Growing up, there never seemed to be a shortage of work, which is how I developed the strong work ethic I have today. Although it was difficult and times, we made the best of the situation. In fact, many of the opportunities I’ve had would have never happened without hard work or a little sacrifice.