Vegan Mexican Food Company Asanté Donates 2,000 Meals to LA-Based Food Bank
The 100% plant-based brand is donating four of its most popular products to help feed underserved communities in LA.
This month, vegan Mexican food company Asanté donates 2,000 meals to LA-based food bank Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND). MEND supplies 2.5 million pounds of food every year directly to families and individuals in need. Asanté will provide 500 four-meal packages of their plant-based Mexican food products to MEND for LA residents who are struggling with hunger and homelessness, especially in the city’s Latino community.
“As a Mexican plant-based company just entering the U.S. market, we were astonished at how the Latino community in Greater Los Angeles is suffering from a lack of access to healthy nutritious foods and we knew we had to do something for these families,” Iván Jiménez, Asanté Co-Founder and CEO, told VegOut.
Plant-Based Versions of Traditional Mexican Dishes
Asanté offers plant-based versions of traditional Mexican dishes, and recently debuted four products—Plant-Based Barbacoa Meat, Plant-Based Pork-Free Cochinita Pibil, Plant-Based Pork-Free Pastor, and Plant-Based Fishless Ceviche—each of which come in shelf-stable packs that provide 48g of protein, contain zero cholesterol, and are free from preservatives and soy.
Hunger Action Month
Asanté is donating its four new products to MEND, which will then distribute the food to families struggling to make ends meet, low-income seniors, and people who are homeless. The donation also comes just in time for Hunger Action Month, a global movement that takes place during the month of September.
“Asanté is a start-up just entering the U.S. market but we are calling on all plant-based brands to follow our lead and give back to their community during Hunger Action Month. This is not just about feeding those in need but also about providing them with nutritious meals that combat issues such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, which are especially prevalent in the Hispanic community,” Lori Amos, CMO at Asanté, told VegOut.
Asanté’s products are currently sold directly to consumers across the country, and will soon be featured on grocery store shelves, in restaurants, and even on taco trucks in Southern California. For more information on the company, visit asante.us or follow them on Instagram at @asantefoods_usa.
More from VegOut
Ann Arbor, Michigan Encourages Residents to Adopt Plant-Based Diets
Ann Arbor’s A2Zero Carbon-Neutrality Plan calls for promoting plant-rich diets within the community.
RZA Teams up with Violife to Award Five Black-Owned Restaurants $100K
The new grant program aims to make plant-based eating more accessible, affordable, and delicious in local communities.
Starbucks Is Testing Vegan Whipped Cream at Two Seattle Locations
We’re crossing our fingers it launches nationwide!
The Best Store-Bought Vegan Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamers
You need these festive non-dairy coffee creamers in your autumn morning routine.
This Multivitamin Was Made Specifically for Plant-Based Diets
This supplement was made specifically for plant-based eaters.
30 Vegan Pumpkin Products to Try This Fall
You won’t want to miss these vegan pumpkin-flavored products!
Orlando’s Top 10 Vegan Desserts
Central Florida has a sweet tooth, and we’re not complaining.
Where to Get Impossible Chicken Nuggets
Offering everything from sausage to beef, Impossible Foods recently added a new product to their lineup—Impossible Chicken Nuggets!
LA’s Honeybee Burger Is Opening a Location in New York City
The LA-based vegan burger joint is expanding on the East Coast!
Fifth Annual Lancaster, Pennsylvania VegFest Takes Place This Weekend
The Pennsylvania festival is back for two days of vegan fun September 18-19.
Women-Owned Vegan Cafe and Grocery Store Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Grab your morning espresso and a snack or two at Brooklyn’s newest plant-based concept!
This Instant Vegan Coffee Creamer Is Perfect for Your Busy Morning
Laird Superfood makes convenient and nutritious coffee creamers in a handful of delicious flavors!
Subscribe NowOrder the magazine!