In California, Impossible Foods launched a program to help nourish communities where it does business by partnering with food banks that serve those affected by food insecurity. One in seven Americans gets food from food banks, according to the Hunger in America study published by Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks.
The food technology startup is partnering with Alameda County Community Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties to serve plant-based meat to San Francisco Bay Area residents who receive assistance from food bank meal programs. Beginning soon, the Impossible Burger will be served at meal centers in Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
Impossible Foods has committed to provide regular deliveries of plant-based meat to these regional food banks. The meat comes from Impossible Foods’ first large-scale manufacturing plant, a 67,000-square-foot former bakery on the east side of Oakland.