Beyond Meat has partnered with the newly formed non-profit Social Change Fund. The company’s commitment to fighting disparities in the Black community through initiatives tied to social justice, education and health equity. The Social Change Fund was created by Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and a group of Black industry executives in response to the continued issue of racial injustice. Beyond Meat and the Social Change Fund both share the goal of creating lasting, systemic change for Black communities across America and fighting for justice on all fronts.
“We are honored to join in partnership with Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony in support of the Social Change Fund. Beyond Meat is dedicated to serving broader social goals, using what’s on the center of the plate as a critical starting point, and we are excited to support and work with the Social Change Fund initiative to address racial inequalities in nutrition access and health outcomes in America.” – Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat.
“I’ve been a longtime supporter of Beyond Meat and am excited to welcome them as a founding partner into the Social Change Fund. Like the Social Change Fund, I know that Beyond Meat is committed to progress for our communities. I look forward to all the good that we can continue to do together,” – Chris Paul, Beyond Meat investor and ambassador.
Beyond Meat believes food is a powerful vehicle for change, as seen in the impact of the company’s Feed a Million+ initiative. Launched in early April, the Feed a Million+ pledge aimed to provide more than 1 million Beyond Burgers and nourishing meals at no cost to frontline healthcare workers and communities in need. Beyond Meat rallied its employees and community of ambassadors and fans, including Chris Paul, Kevin Hart, Ashanti, Karlie Kloss, Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban, to nominate organizations to support. As the need continued to grow, Beyond Meat has already exceeded its commitment and provided over 5 million Beyond Burgers and nourishing meals through donations to organizations such as Feeding America, Food Bank For New York City, Lenox Hill Hospital, Cedars-Sinai, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, DC Central Kitchen, Houston Food Bank, Second Harvest Canada and more.
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