Our Philosophy
McKee Foods Corporation Our Philosophy

McKee Foods — A Family Bakery

McKee Foods is a privately-held, family-run company best known for our line of Little Debbie brand snack cakes. Since 1934, McKee Foods has been blessed with a reputation for doing business the right way.  Our founders, O.D. and Ruth McKee, instinctively knew that great companies are built on the principle of doing the right thing every day and in treating all people honestly, fairly and with respect. It is this example that the third and fourth generation family owners still follow today.

McKee Foods is still owned and operated by the McKee family. O.D and Ruth's grandchildren lead the enterprise now, and the fourth generation is not far behind. We've grown tremendously, but we keep a sharp eye on what got us here today — honesty, integrity, innovation and fair treatment of our employees, vendors and consumers. 

The video below features employees from different areas of the company including production, engineering, management, marketing and technical services sharing their experience at McKee Foods Corporation.  Let's hear what they have to say!

Quality and Food Safety

Our goal is to produce an extensive selection of products that delight consumers with their quality and value. Quality begins with the recipe — finding a winning concept with exactly the right combination of flavors and textures that make our products so enjoyable. After baking, products are packaged to preserve that just-baked taste. And of course, our products are the result of the efforts of our dedicated employees who are trained on the best practices in baking and in food safety. Though we sample every batch before it is shipped, we know that the ultimate quality test will be performed by you. We hope you're delighted!



McKee Foods has long practiced  environmentally friendly actions  for both economic and ecological  reasons. Of course, the company  meets or exceeds all federal, state  and local regulations regarding  air, waste water, storm water and  hazardous waste. But we also take  many voluntary actions to help  the environment.

We know there's  no single solution to being good  stewards of the environment, but  we feel there are a number of things  we can do to help, whether they're  big things, like using solar panels to  offset electric power usage,  or little things, such as  collecting aluminum cans in  the break rooms.

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