Kontos offers flatbread, baklava, ahead of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, to Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Hilltop Haven
Paterson, N.J. – Dec. 20, 2016 – Kontos Foods, Inc. (www.kontos.com), a U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods, today announced that during this holiday season the company has donated over 250 cases of Pita Bread, Flatbread and Baklava to organizations dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty in New Jersey. The estimated retail value of the donations is about $10,000. Local charity recipients include Community Food Bank of New Jersey and Hilltop Haven, a women and children shelter based in Paterson, N.J.
Kontos Foods donated several types of flatbread, including its White Pocket-Less Pita, Grilled Panini Bread and ethnic Tandoori Nan. Additionally, Kontos donated 12 cases of Classic Greek Baklava. Donations were made to both the Community Food Bank and Hilltop Haven.
“Poverty is pervasive in our community and nationwide, making it difficult for many families to put food on the table every night. Kontos, hearkening to its charitable Greek roots, is once again partnering with places like the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and Hilltop Haven to try to make this holiday season a little nicer for those in need,” said Steve Kontos, vice president of Kontos Foods.
Warren Stoll, marketing director at Kontos Foods, added: “We continually partner with organizations like these because they do such a great job helping those in New Jersey suffering from hunger. We’re confident that our donations will help make a difference to those in need this holiday season.”
Kontos Foods, based in Paterson, N.J., sells its products to retailers and foodservice establishments across North America and several other countries. Find Kontos on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kontosfoods and follow the company on Twitter @KontosFoods.
About Kontos Foods
Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, N.J.-based provider of traditional Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels, food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide. The family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched Flatbreads, including the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita®, Fillo dough, pastries, olives, gyro meats, and Greek yogurts, as well as over 50 varieties of multi-ethnic Flatbreads. Kontos, which has over 225 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos with his son Steven, together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. The company’s bread and Fillo products are made in the USA. Visit www.kontos.com or call (973) 278-2800.
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