INGLEWOOD – The Los Angeles Unified School District has chosen Don Lee Farms to be their first strategic vegan protein supplier for the next 5 years. Don Lee Farms is a multi-generational family producer of plant-based and meat proteins for some of the world’s most recognized and successful brands, including Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart and Albertsons Companies. The City selected Don Lee Farms based on their ability to drive innovation in the plant-based space, their market leadership as the go-to maker of vegan foods and their ability to deliver safe and nutritious foods at scale.
“We’re so honored to be chosen by the Los Angeles Unified School District as a strategic vegan protein supplier. Our family food company has been a trusted local provider of proteins to the district since 1982. We have decades of experience making plant-based proteins and using extruded proteins to make delicious foods that are backed by our multi-generational manufacturing know-how and a passion for culinary innovation. The Los Angeles Unified School District has served our blended proteins, beef combined with plant-based extruded proteins made to mimic the taste, texture, appearance and nutritional profile of beef, since we started our relationship 40 years ago.”Donald Goodman, President, Don Lee Farms
Don Lee Farms makes, co-manufactures and assembles vegan and plant-based foods under the Don Lee Farms brand and under brands of their partners.
Don Lee Farms is one of the largest suppliers of meat and plant-based proteins for the School Lunch Program. In 2019, they launched America’s first plant-based nugget made just for kids: the Better Than Chicken™ Nugget. They are the first chickenless nugget to exceed School Lunch Program nutrition requirements.
Do you think the kids will know the difference?
Reminds us of the Let Them Eat Goo episode on South Park where some of the kids wanted more healthy options but had to go through Cartman first.