Left: Mack Bailey (Russ's father) working at Holz Meat Company. Mack's time at Holz led to 3 generations of food industry experience.
Multitude Foods was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic. When schools shut down and quarantine began, there arose a great demand for a portable and easy way to distribute food to students who were not physically in school. For so many, the meal they receive in school may be the only food they eat at all.
In the beginning, many counties began contracting with large out of state corporations to buy food boxes for their students. This was a concern to many because WV talent was not being utilized to feed our students.
Having over 30 years of food service experience, Russell Bailey, along with his daughter Kayla Bailey, established Multitude Foods. Using almost exclusively all WV made and distributed products, they created a food box that adheres to all USDA guidelines. Multitude Foods is committed to making West Virginia a well-fed and thriving community.
COUNTIES WE SERVE
Highlighted in green are the counties we serve for school food boxes. If you live in one of these counties, get with your school board to find out more information on receiving one of our boxes.
COMMITMENT TO WV
We are passionate about making WV a better place in more ways than just feeding people. We work closely with the 180 Rehabilitation center in Buckhannon, WV to give their residents job opportunities. Additionally, Multitude works with The Foundation for Better Schools in Upshur County to produce a backpack program for several of their schools. This allows food insecure students to take home food discretely. Multitude has made a donation of $5,000 dollars to the program.