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Corporate Social Responsibility

Continental Mills / Krusteaz Gives Back To Our Community

Food insecurity is such a distressing issue in society, and as a food manufacturing company, the team at Continental Mills feels a sense of obligation to help wherever and however we can.  We have been a partner of Food Lifeline for 25+ years and have donated financially, have volunteered at the Hunger Solution Center, and have also provided hundreds of thousands of pounds of pancake and baking mix products over that time.

Continental Mills is a family-owned food manufacturing company, best known for our flagship brand, Krusteaz.  If you love pancakes, you might already know Krusteaz!  Continental Mills has been in business since 1932 and has a long history of making quality baking and pancake mixes. Our headquarters are in Tukwila, WA and we have four manufacturing facilities located in Kent, WA, Hopkinsville, KY, Effingham, IL and Manhattan, KS.  In those almost 90 years of being in business, we have always had a focus on contributing to our hometown communities.

“We are committed to the idea that food brings people together, and when we can provide food to help families and individuals in need, it makes me proud to know that we’ve shared something that can truly help,” said Andy Heily, President and CEO of Continental Mills. “We’re humbled to be able to support such an incredible organization like Food Lifeline and we are always so impressed with the organized and efficient approach to getting food out of the waste stream and into the hands of those who need it most.”

Like many companies at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, Continental Mills was deemed an essential industry and the sole focus of our company at the time was to keep employees safe while making enough food to meet the unprecedented demand to keep food on the shelves. The fears of people running out of food were very real, and the shelves were bare at times.  Continental Mills made a financial commitment to Food Lifeline to aid in their getting access to food for their clients and we have continued to contribute financially during Food Lifeline’s Season of Giving.

We are so inspired by all the companies who support Food Lifeline and collectively, we are helping keep the food supply stable and available.  We are looking forward to a time when we can get our employees back in the Food Lifeline warehouse to do a sort and pack event.  The physical act of sorting and boxing food leaves a lasting impression on our employees who have participated and at the end of our shift, we’ve always left feeling that we gained more from the experience than we gave.

The team at Continental Mills would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Food Lifeline for everything you do.  We are proud to be one of Food Lifeline’s essential community partners!  Happy Holidays!