Hometown Provisions, a division of Clark Associates, Inc. is a full broadline food service distributor with over 40 years of experience serving customers in southeastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Located in Lancaster County, PA., Hometown’s top priority is providing quality food products and exceptional service to the food service industry. Stocking both locally and nationally recognized brands, you’re sure to find a variety of items that meet the demands of your business. In addition to providing quality food products and specialty items, we also offer a comprehensive selection of restaurant equipment and supplies so that you can shop for all your business needs at the same time. From the moment you place an order up until delivery, our distribution model makes it easy to keep your business stocked with the best food and supplies at a competitive price. With a wide variety of products, personalized service, competitive prices and timely delivery, Hometown Provisions is prepared to meet your needs.
Barry Mellinger became a distributor for Freda Meats, a premium line of deli meats. He operated the business under the name Mellinger Foods and sold out of his truck until 1983, when he built a walk-in cooler and office in his family’s home garage.
Barry outgrew his space and built a warehouse south of Strasburg, PA. With the additional space, Mellinger Foods was able to expand their product line to include fresh, prepared and frozen products.
Mellinger Foods was again out-growing their warehouse space. Mellinger Foods merged with another company called Richard P. Rote & Sons, establishing Hometown Provisions. To accommodate Hometown Provisions, Barry built a larger facility in Willow Street.
Hometown Provisions acquired Lancaster County Farms, a wholesale distributor specializing in eggs, butter, dairy and fresh poultry. This acquisition expanded Hometown’s customer base, personnel and product line.
Hometown Provisions became a true broadline distributor when fresh produce was added to the product mix.
Hometown began a warehouse expansion as the company outgrew the warehouse and office space.
Clark Associates Inc., acquired Hometown Provisions and welcomed them into their growing family of companies.