Kontos Foods to Donate a Portion of Pastry Sales to Food Banks

Consumers who purchase Kontos retail Baklava and other Mediterranean pastries during the holidays can know that their purchase will help needy families

Paterson, N.J. – Nov. 19, 2013 – Kontos Foods, Inc. (www.kontos.com), a manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods, today announced that for the 2013 holiday season it will donate a portion of its retail pastry sales at select retailers to food banks. The program will run from Thanksgiving to the end of the year and apply to purchases at key retail outlets (For example, Shop-Rite, Wegmans).

“During the holidays, consumers are often buying specialty dessert items to share with their families, such as baklava and other pastries. We wanted to offer them an added incentive to purchase our products by giving a portion of our sales revenue to organizations that help needy families,” said Steve Kontos, vice president of Kontos Foods.

The program includes classic and assorted baklava, Mediterranean nut rolls, Koulourakia (Braided Butter Cookies), and Kataifi pastry.

“Our consumers are the reason we have a successful business in the first place. Kontos Foods is always looking for ways to give back to the community, and this program is a simple way to communicate to our customers that we appreciate them, while helping others,” said Warren Stoll, Kontos Foods’ marketing director. Tying this program with key retail accounts was the idea of Donna Appy, Kontos regional sales manager.

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About Kontos Foods
Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, NJ-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 nearly 50 varieties of multi-ethnic flatbreads. Kontos, which has over 225 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos together with his son Steven, together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. To learn more, visit www.kontos.com, or call (973) 278-2800.

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Warren Stoll
Kontos Foods Inc.
(973) 278-2800, ext. 326