Specialty Food Producer, Stonewall Kitchen, Partners with Easterseals NH and its Employment Services Program

November 21, 2016
Contact: Sheri Tripp
Phone: 207.351.2713

Specialty Food Producer, Stonewall Kitchen, Partners with Easterseals NH and its Employment Services Program

York, Maine, November 21, 2016 – Award-winning specialty food producer, Stonewall Kitchen, has partnered with Easterseals NH and its Employment Services Program to assist people with disabilities and other special needs on job development, placement and training opportunities in the Company’s Rochester, NH location.

“Easterseals is a wonderful organization,” said Sharon Decato, Director of Human Resources. “We’ve been working with Easterseals on a regular basis in our Rochester location for the past few months and we’re really happy with the partnership. It’s been wonderful seeing program clients and coaches work alongside our employees. From assembling gift baskets to working with our facilities team, Easterseals’ clients are so enthusiastic and bring a great energy to the group. The partnership has been so successful that we’re looking to add more opportunities and bring the program to our York Headquarters in the coming months.”

How the Program Works:

Easterseals’ clients are assigned a project and work with an assigned coach. The coach learns the process and serves as a liaison between the client and the Stonewall Kitchen department supervisor.

“With the holidays being our busiest time of the year, Easterseals’ clients will have even more opportunity to dive in and learn about the business,” continued Decato. “We look forward to continuing our partnership and building our relationship in 2017.”

About Stonewall Kitchen

Stonewall Kitchen is a leading specialty food producer headquartered in York, Maine. Founded in 1991 by partners Jonathan King and Jim Stott, the two established themselves selling jams and jellies at local farmers’ markets, fairs and festivals with their flavorful line of distinctive and high quality food items. Over time, they expanded their product line to include sauces, condiments, mustards and baking mixes. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Stonewall Kitchen is known for its innovative product development, beautiful packaging, stunning retail spaces and exceptional customer service. It now boasts more than 6,000 wholesale accounts nationwide and internationally, thriving catalog and web divisions and 10 retail Company Stores along the East Coast. As winners of 28 prestigious awards from the Specialty Food Association and the recipient of the coveted Outstanding Product Line Honors three times, Stonewall Kitchen is proud to be one of the most awarded specialty food companies in the country. For more information about Stonewall Kitchen, please visit: www.stonewallkitchen.com.

About Easterseals

For 80 years, Easterseals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure we change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. Easterseals services include autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, dental services and veteran services. As a leader in social services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, Easterseals NH employs more than 1,400 individuals who serve more than 26,900 children, adults and seniors in over 90 programs throughout the state. To learn more about Easterseals NH, visit www.easterseals.com/nh.