...when Michael Cohen, an original partner in the New England Soy Dairy in Greenfield, Massachusetts, sensed an opportunity to introduce the Indonesian staple, tempeh, to the American dinner plate.
In 1985, they launched Tofu Pups, a healthier, veggie alternative to the good ol' American hot dog. And thus, Lightlife was born and the seeds of a veggie revolution were planted.
For years, we continued our mission to provide quality vegetarian and vegan foods prepared in the most healthy and sustainable manner. Then, about 10 years ago, our small company caught the eye of ConAgra Foods, a company known for maintaining the integrity of its brands and empowering them to stay true to the beliefs and values on which they were built. Thanks to the support and resources of our parent company, Lightlife has been further enabled in our mission to deliver a wide range of nutritious veggie protein products that make it deliciously easy for people to eat veggie.
But our efforts go further than simply food.
That's why since setting up shop 30 years ago, we've contributed 5% of our net profits to organizations that work to protect children, the environment and human rights.
Written on our meeting room wall at Lightlife in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, is our brand mission:
We're in this business because we care about the food that people eat and the Earth on which we live, and we go to great lengths to ensure our customers get the very best.
We believe, that together, we can make a difference. Please join us!