Grimmway Farms Hosts Community Cleanup Event at Greenfield Baseball Park
- by Jessica Donnel
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Community is key for Grimmway Farms, and the Bakersfield-based company showed its commitment once again this week at a local baseball field. With paintbrushes and sanders in-hand, more than 205 Grimmway Farms employees took to the Greenfield Baseball Park to clean up and restore the neighborhood's landmark site. Greenfield Baseball Park was chosen as part of the company’s 4th Annual Community Cleanup Project.
“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, the company’s President. “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.”
Grimmway’s employees, along with 25 Greenfield Baseball Association (GBA) volunteers, spent last 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,” shared Brandon Lancaster, President of 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.”
Taking place each year, Grimmway’s Community Cleanup Project is one of the many ways the company shows how passionate it is about the community. Other Grimmway initiatives include contributions to an array of community non-profit organizations, including 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.