LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Don Lee Farms is up and running, supplying over one million servings a day for USDA’s new Farmers To Families Food Box Program. Don Lee Farms, a third-generation family food company, is bringing together American suppliers and a local distribution fleet of mobile refrigerated trucks to hunger-relief organizations and local school districts throughout the Southern California area.
Don Lee Farms is a national food manufacturer with 38 years of experience. Through USDA, they have partnered with regional food banks and school districts totaling over 600 food bank recipient agencies and food pantries to distribute Farmers To Families Food Boxes. They are mobilizing resources to support US agriculture, fight hunger and support American families, seniors and children through "truck to trunk" drive-through distribution.
The new program brings farmers to families by taking food that would otherwise not have a market due to the disruption from the pandemic to distribute that food to families who need it most. Regional organizations, like the Los Angeles Region Food Bank, have seen an 80% increase in demand. The USDA program gives the Food Bank the food and delivery resources they need in order to feed families, seniors and children as demand continues to rise.
Donald Goodman, President, Don Lee Farms said, “Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve prioritized capacity for government assistance programs and keeping club stores and markets continuously stocked with our plant-based and meat proteins. We're now supplying over one million servings a day in support of this USDA program.”
The family-sized boxes are packed with 20 pounds of proteins that range from grilled chicken patties and breakfast pork sausage patties to shredded mozzarella cheese. Each box brings together America's farmers and families through direct drive-through distribution.
Donald continued, “We've been committed to our community since our establishment in Southern California in 1982. We're focused on getting food to those who need it most. We’re proud to be a select group of capable suppliers who have stepped up to make this program a success.”
About Don Lee Farms:
Established in California in 1982, Don Lee Farms is a family-owned producer of fresh and frozen foods for some of the world's most recognized and successful brands. Don Lee Farms makes plant-based and meat proteins for over 10,000 markets, clubs, foodservice and school foodservice locations in over 15 countries. Consumer products and end items are sold at major retailers nationwide such as Costco Wholesale, Whole Foods Markets, Trader Joes, Kroger, Publix, HEB and Albertsons Companies under the Don Lee Farms label, private brands and under brands of their partners. For more information, visit www.DonLeeFarms.com or follow Don Lee Farms on Facebook and Twitter, @DonLeeFarms.