Impossible Foods, in conjunction with Magic Johnson’s organization; SodexoMAGIC is providing more than 5,000 Impossible Burgers to students across four Michigan school districts.
Students in Flint, Beecher, Saginaw and Lansing will be served free Impossible Burgers during their school lunch courtesy of SodexoMAGIC and Impossible Foods.
“Now more than ever we must come together as communities, focusing on the children who are indeed our future,” Magic Johnson said. “SodexoMAGIC is excited to be launching a community-based partnership with Impossible Foods to provide a service to families during these challenging times.”
Impossible Foods and SodexoMAGIC will host a socially distanced cookout style event from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Flint Junior High’s centralized kitchen.
Then, at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Beecher High School free Impossible Foods burgers will be on the school’s lunch menu.
In addition, students at Saginaw and Lansing schools will have Impossible Foods burgers on their schools’ lunch menus.
SodexoMAGIC is a 2006 joint venture between Magic Johnson Enterprises, LLC, owned by NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson and the global food services and facilities management company Sodexo. Earvin Johnson holds a 51% stake in the company and serves as chairman of the board, qualifying SodexoMAGIC as a NMSDC-certified minority owned business. With a focus on three pillars – food, wellness and community — SodexoMAGIC promises to empower the communities where it operates and serves by offering best-in-class food and facilities management services. SodexoMAGIC accounts crosses multiple U.S. industries, including airlines, universities, corporations and health systems. For more information, please visit sodexomagic.com.
About Impossible Foods:
Based in California’s Silicon Valley, Impossible Foods makes delicious, nutritious meat and dairy products from plants — with a much smaller environmental footprint than meat from animals. The privately held company was founded in 2011 by Patrick O. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at Stanford University and a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Investors include Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures, UBS, Viking Global Investors, Temasek, Sailing Capital and Open Philanthropy Project.