The fourth-generation meat processor operates a facility in Bristol Borough where meats are seasoned, seared in a flame grill and vacuum packaged. Meats, once cooked and sealed at the existing facility, would be stored at the Falls Township facility.
In the company’s more than 100 years of business, it has evolved from a door-to-door food delivery service to a solely business to business operation, according to John Passanante, a self-described butcher by trade and fourth-generation arm of the business.
“Everybody falls in love with the convenience,” he said. “Having a fully cooked protein ready to go is a piece to that.”
Passanante counts Hello Fresh as a business partner in that Home Food Services provides the meats for the meal preparation company.
Capitalizing on the popularity of meal kits helps Home Food Services “be ready for the next wave,” Passanante said.
The Supervisors unanimously granted conditional use approval for the storage facility following a public hearing earlier this week, which is a requirement for conditional that kind of consideration.
The warehouse will add new jobs to the area by employing a total of 10 employees – five office and five production staff – according to Passanante, who said he anticipates having the offices up and running within six to 12 months.
The facility will operate from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. accepting truck deliveries daily.
Officials said, no combustible items would be onsite and the warehouse, like the meat processing facility, would be USDA inspected and to maintain a high standard of cleanliness.
“We pride ourselves on a very clean operation,” said Passanante.