Third Coast Organic Foods is a ‘family owned and operated’ food manufacturing business. We make our delicious, healthy and satisfying products in small batches, and lovingly package each by hand.
We named our company Third Coast Organic Foods for two reasons. First, it is where we live and, for many generations back, raised. The “Third Coast”, also known as the “Gulf Coast”, stretches from Texas across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to Florida’s western coastline.
These southern, gulf coast states are known for their extraordinary and diverse cuisines. We are happy and very fortunate to live on the “third coast” because we love food! However, we want to eat healthy. Hence, the second reason for our name: ‘Organic Foods’.
We are committed to developing and producing ‘no added sugar’, all natural food products using organic and non-GMO ingredients, when available. Our products do not contain “unsafe or toxic chemicals, pesticides or herbicides, especially not "probable human carcinogens”.
Our slogan “To Your Health!” says it all. We want you to love our products for the taste but without the guilt. Our organic and non-GMO products contain only beneficial ingredients that promote a healthier lifestyle.
To create the most delicious, highest quality, all natural food products that will help people enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
INTEGRITY – we pledge to select the highest quality, organic and non-GMO ingredients to produce the best tasting, all natural foods.
HONOR – we are proud Americans, and support our military and first responders with product discounts.
FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FAITH – we love our family, our community, and find encouragement through our faith.
REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE – we are environmentally conscience, and use only recyclable materials in our packaging and shipping departments.
PHILANTHROPIC – we give our time, talent and treasure to local non-profit and faith-based organizations, and hire adults with disabilities and senior citizens.
Who We Are
The following family members are currently involved in the start-up operations for Third Coast Organic Foods. As we grow and expand our products, so will our ‘family’. Thank you for taking an interest in ‘who we are’. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Our beautiful and talented spokesperson is a 2019 summa cum laude high school graduate, and currently attends Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. She is an acting/directing major with a dance minor. Julia is the daughter of Third Coast partners Therisa and John Massey. Julia loves her family, her cat “Yuki”, and going to the beach with friends.
Alvin “Gerald” Morris, Jr.
This hardworking, talented Sam Houston State University graduate has been directing and producing films since 2009. Gerald is responsible for the production of all of our film commercials. Gerald is the nephew of Third Coast partners Therisa and John Massey and Kathy and Steve Sanders. In his spare time, Gerald enjoys watching movies, experimenting with film and photography, and cooking. http://Rivalfilmstudios.com/
Jimmy Bounds, Jr.
Jimmy, an adult with special needs, is a big help to us when making and packaging our delicious food products. He is proud to be working in our production department, which gives him self-worth and a meaningful purpose in life. Jimmy is the son of Third Coast partners Kathy and Steve Sanders. He loves drinking coffee, watching movies, and visiting his grandmother.
After 32 years in public education, Therisa recently retired as a school librarian. Therisa is a founding partner of our start-up company. Therisa is musically talented, and loves to sing and ringing handbells. Her favorite pastimes are going out for Friday night margaritas at Tex-Mex restaurants, reading, and traveling with her husband John.
John L. Massey, Jr.
After 30+ years working in the telecommunications industry, John has enjoyed working with adults with special-needs in a miniature horse therapy program at a local non-profit. John is a founding member of our start-up food manufacturing company. He is a talented singer/songwriter, enjoys reading, and traveling with his wife Therisa.
Kathy [Massey] Sanders
Kathy has over 20 years’ experience in food development and production. She has volunteered for numerous charities as well as founded several non-profit organizations in our community. As our chief food developer, Kathy not only loves to experiment in the kitchen, she also loves music and traveling with her husband Steve.
Steve retired after 40+ years working in healthcare administration, the last 20+ years of which he served as our local hospital CEO. Steve enjoys volunteering in our community, serving on several non-profit boards of directors, and traveling with his wife Kathy. As an avid golfer, most days you will find Steve on a golf course.