Our Story

Schenck Foods has been a family owned and family operated business since our very beginning.

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The Beginning

In 1928, Bob Schenck and Howard Cahill founded the Valley Food Company, which manufactured Blossom potato chips. Soon after, they began a distributor relationship with Kraft Foods, and the business expanded to the sale of retail food items, becoming the Schenck Cheese Company. We distributed within a 30-mile radius throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

In 1952, the company incorporated under the name Schenck Foods Company. The product line grew to include food service items to support institutional food customers. The second generation of family had begun with the leadership of Bill Huntsberry and Getty Schenck Huntsberry.

David Huntsberry, a third generation leader, oversaw the expansion of the company in the late 90’s and 2000’s. Ensuring the solvency of the company through the rocky economic downturn in 2007 and 2008 was key to keeping the doors open today! 

Today, the company continues to thrive with more than 5,000 items in stock. We are a full-service broad-line distributor, and provide outstanding commercial coffee and beverage service and ware wash and laundry equipment service – proudly serving more than 4,500 customers within a 100-mile radius of Winchester, Virginia.

Dave Huntsberry

My goal as President is to continue to honor the business values of my Great Grandfather, and create a lasting legacy of service, commitment, and value for our customers, our team, and generations to come. On behalf of all our employees and my family, whether you are new to Schenck Foods or a tenured customer, thank you for placing your trust in us.

– Cassie Verdecchia


Our Mission

Schenck Foods Company strives to leverage our expertise and longevity in food distribution to help provide impactful solutions for all our customers and partners.

Core Values