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Meat business helping feed families in Maryland

Posted at 11:23 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 23:23:53-04

We are all going over Natalie Mangrum’s home in Linthicum Heights. When you hit her front door she won’t show off another award her husband just got at work, or how well behaved her children are.

No, she wants to take you downstairs and brag about the business feeding her family: Heartland Foods.

Sales are up almost 50 percent over the last year, despite COVID-19, or perhaps, because of it.

Novel approach: Customers order and receive six months worth of meat, beef, vegetables, seafood at once. Everything is flash frozen and defrosts in 10 minutes or less.

"We just had to adjust we knew you weren’t going out, or to the grocery store, so we drive to your house and unload a fridge packed with six months of food," Justin Freishtat, VP for Heartland Foods said.

This company has been around since 1939 in Halethorpe, but it was bought out a few years back by the man who started Next Day Blinds.