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THE LANCASTER FOOD COMPANY EXPANDS, DOUBLES HIRING OF PEOPLE WITH OBSTACLES TO EMPLOYMENT


 

ORGANIC FOOD COMPANY SOURCES LOCAL INGREDIENTS

AND LOCAL WORKERS TO CREATE THRIVING WAGE JOBS

 

(LANCASTER, PA) – The Lancaster Food Company announces expansion into an 8200-square-foot facility, doubling its workforce by the end of 2016. The only certified organic food company in Lancaster, PA, the company’s mission includes paying better-than-living wages and hiring people who might otherwise have difficulty getting work because of personal histories, education, literacy, or language barriers.

The Lancaster Food Company’s mission is to create extraordinary food sourced from nearby organic farmers and hire people out of poverty into thriving-wage jobs. The founders started the company to help address the high level of poverty in the City of Lancaster.

A PA Benefit Corporation, Lancaster Food Company is on the leading edge of worker compensation, offering a $15 minimum wage (more than double the PA standard), and setting aside 30% of the company for its employees through stock options. “People should benefit from the value they help to create,” says co-founder and CEO Charlie Crystle.

Sold in more than 110 stores like Whole Foods, Wegmans, and independents throughout the East Coast, the company makes certified organic sandwich breads including soft white, sprouted multigrain, whole wheat, sandwich rye, cinnamon raisin, and seeded heritage grain. The brand also offers two varieties of organic maple syrup.

Living in a farm-friendly area where fresh organic produce thrives, Lancaster Food Company shares the best of Central Pennsylvania’s certified organic ingredients.

Partners Charlie Crystle and Craig Lauer started The Lancaster Food Company with a dual mission: having significant impact on the city of Lancaster – which has a 30% poverty rate – and making delicious, sustainable food. Passionate about reducing poverty in the United States, the team wants to do its part where they live by paying better than living wages, hiring people who might otherwise have difficulty getting work, and offering stock options to all employees. Learn more at www.thelancasterfoodcompany.com

  

PRODUCTS

ORGANIC SLICED SANDWICH BREADS
Baked and delivered fresh five to six days a week

o  Soft White
For those who love soft old-fashioned white bread, enjoy this healthy and delicious alternative. With a bit of organic honey and sweet Pennsylvania apple cider, this bread pleases kids and the kid in all of us.

o  100% Whole Wheat
Soft and moist, this 100% whole wheat bread is high in fiber, nutrition, and flavor. It's great toasted or as the foundation of any sandwich.

o  Sprouted Multigrain
Easier to digest for some people with wheat sensitivities, this bread has the added nutty goodness of sprouted quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, and other sprouted ancient grains.

o  Sandwich Rye
This version of a classic deli rye is full-flavored without being overpowering. Its big slices are perfect for any sandwich, including a classic Reuben, hummus with sprouts, egg salad, or sunflower seed spread and jelly.

o  Cinnamon Raisin Swirl
A breakfast favorite, with 100% whole grains

o  Seeded Heritage Grains
Featuring local organic flours and organic chia, sunflower, and sesame seeds

ORGANIC MAPLE SYRUP

Harvested from a single farm in the northern hills of Pennsylvania, this premium organic maple syrup is the perfect addition to pancakes, waffles, breads, club soda, and even Manhattans.