Golden West donates $2M worth of food

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Golden West donates $2M worth of food

By Dan Ochwat - 04/20/2020
Pallets of food will be shipped from the Golden West Food Group facility in Los Angeles County to various area organizations helping to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

Vernon, Calif.-based Golden West Food Group (GWFG) will donate $2 million worth of meat and side dishes to Los Angeles area food banks and first responders.

The private label food products and meat supplier said it has plans underway to deliver premium meats to the City of Hope Hospital, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles Unified School District, Salvation Army, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and others in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The food will be sent to the locations in “pantry pallet” quantities, according to the company, and include a mix of ready-to-cook beef, pork, chicken and side dishes.

"As a leader in food manufacturing, we are proud to do what we can to help hospitals and first responders and it is our hope that other food companies and suppliers do what they can to expand meal distribution across the region and around the country," said Erik Litmanovich, chief executive officer, Golden West Food Group.

"At Golden West Food Group we are working hard everyday to ensure that the American public has access to the food they need, and we hope these meals will help our healthcare providers and the community power on in what is one of the worst health crises of our time,” he said.