Sponsors, Partners and Friends



cropped-LEAF-Web-Banner-4-small-round-dot2The LEAF Project (Leadership Education And Farming) is a farm-based youth employment program. Located in South Central PA, LEAF provides paid internships to youth, ages 14-18, to work alongside farmers and chefs in our region. Founded in 2013, each summer LEAF employees 12 youth and 2 youth leaders during an intensive summer internship. During the internship, youth participate in all aspects of the local food system from planting and cultivating diverse crops at our host farm, selling produce to area restaurants, partnering with other local farms, donating to and serving at a hunger relief organizations, and engaging others in cooking demonstrations and workshops. For more information about LEAF or how to get involved, contact us at info@leafprojectpa.org


JonesDiscover the unmatched flavor, quality and nutritionals of Jones foodservice products. We’re proud to offer a wide range of great-tasting, all-natural products to foodservice professionals. We know that our success depends on yours, and we’re always looking for ways to help set your menu apart. Start by browsing our products below, or jump right to the items that fit your industry. At Jones Dairy Farm, we’re committed to making high-quality, great-tasting products that you can feel good about serving. From using all-natural ingredients to securing gluten-free certification, we believe every step matters.


 John Gross & Company is a privately owned food-service distributor located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1950 as a Maxwell House Coffee Distributor, the company gained a following by providing unparalleled service to its customers. Today, the company has grown into a full line food distributor offering fresh meats, seafood, produce, coffee, dry goods, beverages, refrigerated and frozen items to Pennsylvania businesses. While our portfolio has transformed greatly over the years, our commitment to servicing our customers has not. It is only through the success of our customers that we too can hope to achieve ours.


Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the food-service and hospitality industries.


Feesers Inc., founded in 1901 as a fruit and produce wholesaler, is family-owned and operated and has grown into a full-line foodservice distributor. Located in the Harrisburg/Hershey area of Central Pennsylvania, Feesers, Inc. services restaurants, healthcare facilities, educational facilities and other institutions throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region.

download (1)Kegel’s Produce provides quality produce and excellent customer service to a wide variety of customers. The team at Kegel’s Produce works together to ensure quality orders are delivered to you. From placing your order to the uniformed delivery person, Kegel’s Produce strives to exceed your high expectations. Our buying department has spent nearly a century establishing connections with growers and suppliers all over the world. These connections give us the edge in quality and versatility. This allows our produce consultants and customer service agents to stay informed of market trends and pricing. Kegel’s Produce works diligently to keep our customers updated and informed.


downloadGiant Food Stores: In 1923, David Javitch opened a two-man butcher shop called the Carlisle Meat Market. Our mission today remains the same as it did on opening day: offer the best products at the fairest price. With over 200 stores, we’ve grown to become one of the largest grocers in the region.

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WE’RE AT EVERY TABLE, Your partner in the business of foods.  From the corner diner to the five-star steakhouse, US Foods has helped shape how people eat in America for more than five generations. With a team of more than 25,000 people spanning 60 locations nationwide, we serve independent and multi-unit food-service operations including healthcare, hospitality, government and educational institutions. Our product lineup spans more than 350,000 times, including our exclusive Chef’s line brand, and Rykoff Sexton: a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world.


download (3)RC Fine Foods: For more than 40 years, we have continually improved our ability to provide convenience and added value to our customers. We now ship products from coast to coast and are known for consistently supplying our customers with excellent quality at an affordable price. With our direct sales support and one-case minimum order, RC can service any commercial account from the smallest deli to the largest cafeteria, from the white tablecloth restaurant to the food manufacturer.

download (4)Who We Are. What We Do. Great food, made by good people. We grew from humble beginnings into a company that operates across the world. Our company is a leading producer of chicken, beef and pork. Many people don’t know that we also make a variety of prepared foods, such as pizza toppings and crusts, tortillas and chips, deli meats, appetizers, soups sauces and side dishes. Our products are sold to retailers and foodservice operators through the U.S. as well as about 130 countries

download (1)All across the U.S., families celebrate all eating occasions – big and small, at home or on the go – with our products. Our commitment to product innovation and delighting consumers’ taste buds have kept delicious breads, tasty English muffins and sweet baked goods part of the American tradition for decades. It is our Mission to nourish, delight and serve families across the nation every meal, every day. To do that, we provide the freshest products and continuously pursue opportunities to delight evolving palates and nutritional preferences.


download (2)The Fontanini Family just recently built a brand new 188,000 square foot state-of-the-art, USDA regulated manufacturing facility in McCook, IL. Each member of the Fontanini team is truly “a part of the family” and a key ingredient to the companies’ success!