The World’s Best Sunbutter and Jelly Sandwich: The Lancaster Food Company

I am always looking for ways to eat better and support socially conscious companies. So I am thrilled to be working with a new mission-driven business just outside of Philadelphia that allows customers to “Eat Better. For Good!”

Inspired by a bounty of local produce and a disproportion of local area poverty, 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 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.

Organic sandwich breads include varieties include soft white, sprouted multigrain, whole wheat, and sandwich rye. The brand also offers two varieties of sunflower seed butter, two varieties types of salsa, organic maple syrup, and a variety of seasonal, regional gourmet products.


Living in a farm-friendly area where fresh 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. Launched in 2014, the company currently employs 14 people with plans to expand to more than 100 over the next 18 months!

The Lancaster Food Company’s products are available online and at more than 100 stores and restaurants on the East Coast. Learn more and find out where you can shop at

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