Grimmway Farms Employees ‘Step Up to the Plate’ at Community Cleanup Project
More Than 230 Volunteers Restore Greenfield Baseball Park
BAKERSFIELD, CA, June 3, 2017 – With paintbrushes and sanders in-hand, more than 205 Grimmway Farms employees took the field today to restore Greenfield Baseball Park as part of the company’s 4th Annual Community Cleanup Project. Grimmway’s employees were joined by 25 Greenfield Baseball Association (GBA) volunteers also on-hand to refurbish the playing field.
“Grimmway Farms and its employees are deeply committed to the local community, and our Annual Community Cleanup Project is one of the important ways we demonstrate that pledge,” said Jeff Huckaby, President, Grimmway Farms. “We’re pleased that the Greenfield Baseball Park was chosen as the cleanup site for this year’s event, and that the local little league, adult intermural teams, and others now have a refurbished baseball field.”
The volunteers spent Saturday morning sanding and repainting backstops, bleachers, dugouts, concession areas, parking-lot posts, picnic tables, restrooms, and storage facilities.
“The Greenfield Baseball Association appreciates Grimmway Farms and its employee volunteers for their generous time and efforts today helping bring new life to the Greenfield Baseball Park,” said Brandon Lancaster, President, Greenfield Little League. “Founded in 1961, the GBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing local youth with the means to play America’s favorite pastime, and we’re grateful that area residents can now expect many more exciting years of competition here at the ballpark.”
Huckaby added, “I’m thrilled to see so many Grimmway Farms employees volunteering their time. The incredible turnout is a testament to our culture and that at Grimmway, ‘giving back to the community’ isn’t a slogan, it’s how we do business.”
The Annual Community Cleanup Project is one of the many ways Grimmway Farms demonstrates its commitment to the community. Other Grimmway initiatives include contributions to an array of community non-profit organizations such as Kern CASA, Boys and Girls Club of Kern County, Kern Ag
Foundation, Youth Connection, Bakersfield MARE, Bakersfield Homeless Center, and Bakersfield ARC among many others.
About Grimmway Farms
Family-owned and headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Grimmway Farms traces its roots to a produce stand opened by the Grimm brothers in the early 1960s. Grimmway is a global produce leader and the world’s largest producer of carrots. Grimmway supplies more than 65 organic, USA-grown crops and brands include Cal-Organic Farms and Bunny-Luv. Grimmway is committed to caring for customers and employees, honoring sustainable practices and preserving natural resources for future generations. For more information, explore our website or call (800) 301-3101.