HomeStyle Foods, LLC is a minority owned and operated company. The company was started as The Shumake Sausage Company, in the mid-1990s by State Senator Hildred Shumake. Initially, the products were sold to smaller independent grocers in the Southeastern United States. The Shumake Sausage Company under his direction and ownership, introduced the smoked pork sausage products (mild and Hot) to the Southeastern Regional Kroger Division in 1995. This started the distribution of the product into regional and national chains.
Upon the death of Hildred Shumake, Len Parks, the great-grand son of Mr. Walter L. Parks, who is featured on the label of the products, acquired the company and re- named it HomeStyle Foods. The tremendous success of Shumake Sausage, and now HomeStyle was started with an old family smoked sausage recipe that has been handed down since the 1940’s. HomeStyle Foods is now an established brand in the Southeast, and is expanding into the Mid-Atlantic, and Mid-Western Regions of the United States. The company’s goal is to become an internationally known brand.