Building Community

OFI’s Bloomfield New Jersey home is in a mixed use, primarily residential neighborhood about ten miles west of New York City. We have many relationships in the surrounding communities, business and personal, that we enjoy and bring purpose to our daily lives. The two that we are most proud of are the Deron School in Montclair New Jersey and Westside High School in Newark New Jersey. We elevate each other when we collaborate.

Commitment to Our Values

The Deron School

The Deron School has an active teacher supervised participatory learning presence at our facility most days of the school year. The students do meaningful work each day and acquire skills and confidence.

With campuses in Union, NJ and Montclair, NJ, The Deron School offers a state-approved private school program for students with multiple disabilities including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and down syndrome. Since 1967, The Deron School has provided a nurturing environment, family culture, and personalized curriculum to help students reach their greatest potential.

Supporting Tomorrow’s Leaders: Our Partnership with The Deron School

At Organic Food Incubator, we believe in fostering community and empowering individuals to achieve their fullest potential. That’s why we are proud to support The Deron School, an exceptional institution dedicated to providing a comprehensive educational experience in a nurturing and structured environment. The Deron School’s mission is to empower students with disabilities to reach their highest level of independence and achievement, preparing them to lead successful, productive lives and become contributing members of their communities.

Our Commitment

In alignment with our values of inclusivity and community engagement, Organic Food Incubator has established a program specifically designed to provide teaching and training opportunities to the talented students of The Deron School. Through this program, students can apply their unique talents, cultivate their strengths, and gain real-world work experience within the organic food industry.

Why We Chose The Deron School

The Deron School stands out for its commitment to helping students discover their talents, conquer challenges, and fulfill their dreams. We are inspired by their dedication and are excited to be a part of these young adults’ journeys towards independence and success. By integrating these incredible students into our workforce, we not only contribute to their personal and professional growth but also enrich our workplace with fresh perspectives and enthusiasm.

What We Offer

Students from The Deron School participating in our program will work in various roles across our operations, gaining hands-on experience that complements their educational achievements. They will be involved in everything from production to marketing, tailored to match their skills and interests, ensuring a rewarding and enriching experience.

Join Us

We invite our customers and community to support this partnership. Whether by advocating for more inclusive practices in your own workplaces or by choosing Organic Food Incubator for your organic food needs, you help us extend this valuable program. Together, we can make a significant impact, empowering these capable young individuals to prepare for a future where they not only participate in but also enhance and lead their communities.

West Side High School

West Side High School (WSHS) Principal Akbar Cook teamed up with the OFI to bring the full entrepreneurial experience to some exceptional students. They grew the peppers, cooked, bottled, labeled and sold “Rider Heat” hot sauce.

Learn more:

Westonian magazine cover

Hand filling hot sauce West Side High School

At Organic Food Incubator, we are committed to building a more inclusive, supportive, and sustainable world, one partnership at a time.