Leading manufacturer of plant-based foods kicks off nationwide effort in Raleigh, N.C., to help provide food to people in need this winter
NASHVILLE, N.C. (December 22, 2020) — Atlantic Natural Foods, LLC (ANF), the leading shelf-stable, plant-based manufacturer of award-winning Loma Linda® and TUNO™ brand foods, today announced the company will kick off a nationwide effort to help deliver relief for hungry families in need, starting today with 25,000 meals to be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C. in Raleigh, N.C. With an estimated 65 million Americans living in food insecure homes in the U.S. and seeking to avoid going hungry this winter season, the plant-based food manufacturer is joining fellow food companies and other organizations and individuals throughout the country who are responding to the hunger plight with in-kind donations.
“We are a small company, and we are all aware of families living paycheck to paycheck to provide for their loved ones, so it is important for us to lend support and help provide for communities in need,” commented Kelly Krause, EVP and Business Development, Atlantic Natural Foods. “This year continues to be a challenge, but we do not want to lose sight of our mission and values as we continue to create healthy food for the world.”
The company kicked off the initiative this past weekend by delivering supplies to Food Bank CENC, Greenville, Nash UNC Health Care Hospital, and nearby communities that have been especially hard hit by the pandemic. The larger push will take place today and include a variety of ready-to-eat Loma Linda and TUNO brand foods that can provide up to 25,000 meals to Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C.
Beyond its corporate headquarters, Krause says Atlantic Natural Foods is committed to providing an additional 50,000 meals (in the form of Loma Linda Ultimate Vegetarian Chili and Hawaiian Bowls) to food banks throughout Greater New York, Chicago, and the Washington D.C. area, which should be shipping next week.
She added, “Just wish we could do even more.”