Community Support

Milbank Hospital Expansion Donation

NESDHF 750k Pledge from VQC - 4-14-14 (1)

Milbank, SD (April 15, 2014) – Mark Leddy, CEO of Valley Queen Cheese Factory, announced today his company’s $750,000 investment to support the Northeast South Dakota Healthcare Foundations’ (NESDHF) efforts to build a new Hospital and Clinic in Milbank…

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Milbank Fire Department


Valley Queen has supported the Milbank Fire Department for years. It started with allowing the fire department to borrow Valley Queen tanker trucks whenever they needed to respond to a call and eventually led Valley Queen to donate a tanker truck. satellite maps But the company’s support didn’t end with the donation. Several Valley Queen employees continue to serve on the volunteer fire department, doing their best to protect the community from disaster.

Habitat For Humanity



In early 2000, Valley Queen acquired property near their plant for future expansion. That piece of property included a house that Valley Queen donated to Habitat for Humanity. Today, that house is a home to a family in the Milbank community.

Milbank Track Meet

2014 Valley Queen Cheese Track Meet winning


The Valley Queen Cheese Invitational is held annually in early May. Valley Queen Cheese agreed to assume sponsorship of this track meet beginning in 2011. The track meet historically had been sponsored by the Milbank Lions Club and is recognized as a premier invitational track meet in Northeast South Dakota.