As part of its COVID-19 community response, Carnivore Meat Company is donating $100,000 to Green Bay-area nonprofits including food pantries, shelters and community outreach organizations.
- Name: Lanny Viegut
- Title: Owner/CEO
- Company: Carnivore Meat Company
- Industry: Manufacturing
- Region: Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Vistage Chair: Phil Hauck
As part of its COVID-19 community response, Carnivore Meat Company, an award-winning manufacturer of premium raw frozen and freeze-dried pet food and treats, is donating $100,000 to Green Bay-area nonprofits including food pantries, shelters and community outreach organizations. The company challenges CEOs across the nation to do the same.
CEO and Owner Lanny Viegut also asks business leaders to issue the "Vital Relief Challenge" to any company that is able. "It's our hope that this Challenge will spread faster than the virus," he says.
Viegut was inspired to give back to the community by local business owner and Vistage peerJeff Shefchik, whostarted Paper Transport's pledge to support nonprofits.
In April, Carnivore Meat Company also donated the use of its ultraviolet machine to sanitize masks for front-line healthcare and emergency workers -- enabling 1.4 million masks to be sanitized per week with UV process. A single mask can be sterilized and used up to 5 times, lessening the need for new masks. Its facility is the first-known, in-line UV PPE sterilizing operation in the United States designed to run 24/7, providing the community a savings of up to $2M per week.
To participate in the Vital Relief Challenge, Viegut asks that you:
- Donate what you can to local organizations
- Announce your donations and use #VEchallenge on social media
- Challenge other businesses to give back