Clean Planet Offers Meal Delivery and Pickup of “Mindful Meals”
(Clean Planet Foods, April 1, 2020)
Metro Detroit food entrepreneur and philanthropist Jack Aronson, the founder and former President of Garden Fresh Gourmet salsa, America’s Number 1 award-winning fresh salsa brand, has a new venture launched two-months early in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. His latest company is manufacturing a line of delicious, healthy, easy-to-prepare meals under the label Clean Planet Foods Mindful Meals. The individual entrees are produced using High Pressure Processing (HPP), a form of cold-water pressure that helps food stay fresh longer without artificial preservatives. Responding to a need in Aronson’s own community, 2,000 meals have already been donated to local metro Detroit charitable organizations including Ferndale senior centers, Gilda’s Club of Metro Detroit, Food Bank of Oakland County as well as Mitch Albom’s SAY Detroit group of charities. Going forward, and for the foreseeable future, Aronson will donate 10 meals to local charities for every case sold.
“There are so many people who are unable to go to the grocery store or even cook right now, that we moved the launch date of our quick heat-and-enjoy meals forward by several months out of a sense of urgency. These meals are developed by chefs and are very nutritious, which is so important for good health right now,” said Aronson, founder of Clean Planet Foods. “We are proud to give back to our community at this time of need.”
Minimally packaged in six-ounce pouches, there are currently five recipes available. These BPA-free pouches act as a heating vessel and take just a minute to heat up in the microwave, steaming in the juices in the process. Flavors include grilled chicken and broccoli over rice; fajita chicken and veggies over rice, chicken with corn over rice, cheese tortellini with tomato sauce and meat tortellini with tomato sauce. New flavors are being developed on an ongoing basis. By the end of this week it is expected that an additional two vegan dishes will be added. For detailed information on the food pouches click here.
Aronson is committed to supporting his employees’ good health during Covid-19 using every available precaution. To this end, rolling curtains have been placed between workers at Clean Planet Foods’ production facilities to ensure safe social distancing. Aronson has also partnered with Detroit City Distillery, which has created a potent hand sanitizer for his team. In addition, team members have been gifted 40-pound boxes of fresh produce and vegetables to take home so they can minimize their time out in public shopping for food.
“My first priority is the safety and health of my dedicated workforce since without them, there’s no Clean Planet and without Clean Planet, we can’t produce free meals for the community,” he explained. “My team worked at lightning speed to get this product out to our customers and those neediest in our community; they inspire me every day.”
Each meal costs $4 and is purchased in cases consisting of 30 meals for $120. Customers can schedule curbside delivery by calling 248.951.2140 ahead of time to place an order, or customers can drive up to the Clean Planet Foods outlet in Royal Oak (2520 West 14 Mile Road) and order their food inside. Delivery, for a nominal flat fee, is available throughout metro Detroit.
For more information please go to www.cleanplanetfoods.com.