Get Joy, Give Joy
Founded in 2020, Joy Filled Foods is on a mission to create delicious food with a purpose. This is because when customers buy their locally-made, artisan snacks, they Get Joy and Give Joy. The company commits a portion of every sale – thousands of dollars to date – to charitable organizations focused on uplifting children and underserved communities around the world.
Part of the Goodness Grows in North Carolina (GGINC) program, Joy Filled Foods is equally committed to creating high-quality products from carefully sourced ingredients. From spiced and glazed nuts to chocolate-covered clusters and cheddar cheese straws, Joy Filled Foods’ products are made fresh daily in the company’s Goldsboro, North Carolina facility.
Who We Are
A businessman with a heart for life-changing ministry, Wayne Boswell launched Joy Filled Foods in 2020. Today the company is mostly family operated by Wayne, his wife, Angie, and their children. Before Joy Filled Foods, Wayne held careers in retail as a buyer for a small shoe store and in pharmaceuticals. In his spare time, Wayne worked with and supported Farrell Farms, a nonprofit organization started to support the KW Methodist Children’s Home in La Paz, Bolivia. The children’s home, which served abandoned, abused and orphaned children in a loving Christian home, had to close due to factors outside the organization’s control. From this central mission of serving children and survivors, Joy Filled Foods was born.
How We Serve
Since its founding, Joy Filled Foods has supported local and international organizations committed to helping children and people in need. As the company continues to grow, Joy Filled Foods will expand its mission to support more life-transforming charities.
Cry Freedom Missions
Goldsboro, North Carolina
The mission of Cry Freedom Missions is to Reach, Rescue and Restore survivors of human- and sex-trafficking. Once the organization’s volunteers connect with a survivor, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins. In addition to providing safe housing and education to help survivors escape trafficking, Cry Freedom operates a boutique in Downtown Goldsboro. The shoppe, which carries Joy Filled Foods products as well as jewelry and other items made by survivors, helps fund Cry Freedom safe houses.
Learn more at Cryfreedommissions.com.
Kinston, North Carolina
At Kennedy Home, school-aged children are given an opportunity to overcome personal and family problems while staff work to preserve or reunify families. Length of placement is determined by the time necessary for the resident and his/her family to achieve their goals.
Kennedy Home is operated by Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, a nonprofit child care organization providing residential programs and services through 21 statewide locations and one international orphanage in Xela, Guatamala.
Learn more at kennedyhome.org.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Harvesters International and its partners work to meet the physical and spiritual needs of underserved people and communities around the world through church-planting and evangelism, orphan care, water, education and other relevant long-term efforts.
Primarily working in East Africa and Asia, the leadership of each of Harvester’s partner ministries has a local or regional vision and a plan to reach an entire people group or region with the gospel of Jesus Christ, through a holistic strategy of culturally-appropriate ministry.
Learn more at harvesters.net.