Sean Leer, vice president of Ontario-based Gold Star Foods, was recently awarded the prestigious National Industry Member of the Year Award by the nonprofit, School Nutrition Association. He is the 11th recipient.
Based in Ontario, Gold Star Foods is considered one of the leading school nutrition food distributors in the United States. Gold Star Foods provides millions of school meals every day to area schools including Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the country.
Leer, who has been in the industry for 19 years, has been integral in making sure students are provides with the most freshest and nutritious foods.
According to officials with Gold Star Foods, through his efforts, about 72 percent of the produce the company delivers to schools is grown within 200 miles of Gold Star’s home base.