Marathon Cheese was founded with an ideology of community support and charitable fellowship. The company is actively involved in Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and since 2004, has partnered with United Way of Marathon County (www.unitedwaymc.org) and Taylor County (www.unitedway.org) to help serve the community both financially and through employer-sponsored volunteerism. Marathon Cheese employees have contributed over $650,000 to the cause. Employees have also engaged in United Way sponsored initiatives such as Smack Hunger and Adopt a Classroom.
The advantages of Marathon Cheese allowed for the 1982 formation of the Raymond and Marie Goldbach Foundation. The Foundation supports a wide variety of charities, and tries whenever possible, to direct aid where it will benefit employees of Marathon Cheese. To promote and encourage higher learning, each year a number of scholarship programs are sponsored by the Foundation, including one that is offered to the children of Marathon Cheese Corporation personnel as well as the four local area high schools.