As a concerned family business who values community involvement, Stanton Milling has always tried to support to our neighbors and area non-profit organizations.
One way we have done this is by sponsoring Boy Scout pancake breakfasts for more than 50 years. Annually, we donate buckwheat and traditional pancake mix for a flapjack fundraiser, which helps Scouts go to summer camp and further their work towards the rank of Eagle Scout.
“Our family acquired Stanton Milling from the Stanton Family in 1949,” said Rob Hepler, owner, “and for as long as I have been involved with Scouting, since the mid-1950s, we’ve been donating the pancake products for these breakfasts.” On average, the Scouts serve 600 people roughly 1,500 flapjacks in one morning!
Another organization we strongly support is the Sewickley Creek Watershed Association (SCWA). Established in 1991 by a group of concerned citizens, the SCWA promotes the conservation of natural resources, monitors and improves water quality, and advocates wise land use practices within the Sewickley Creek Watershed.
Stanton Milling originated on “Jack’s Run” of the Sewickley Creek in the village of New Stanton. Water power powered local milling operations, which in turn ground grains to provide subsistence to local citizens and feed to farmers’ livestock. During the 1800s and 1900s, industries such as milling, lumbering, and mining became a priority, without regard for their impact on our environment. Streams were negatively affected by dams, erosion, and the most recognizable orange colored pollutant (a result of abandoned mine drainage).
Though we no longer operate a water-powered mill, we do want to renew responsibility for and support restoration of our local waterways – which were the foundation for our business and community, and remain the lifeblood of our future. With each purchase of Stanton Milling products, we ask every one of our customers to consider making a $1.00 donation to the Sewickley Creek Watershed Association (SCWA).