Throughout November and December 2021, Glennville, GA-based G&R Farms and its five regional and national retail operators raised more than $13,000 in donations for seven local charities and food banks throughout the U.S in the second annual Seasons of Giving promotional campaign.
A company press release said, “G&R Farms works with participating retailers who choose their charity or food bank partner of choice within their communities and G&R Farms donates a portion of proceeds from all Peruvian onions sold during the promotion period at that retailer.”
Seasons of Giving, in tandem with G&R’s spring/summer Growing America’s Farmer campaign, pulled together to raise more than $101,000 during the 2021 fiscal year. The funds are used to support community food organizations, as well as provide grants and scholarships to the next generation of food producers.
Walt Dasher, vice president of G&R Farms, said, “We started our Seasons of Giving program during the early days of the pandemic because we saw the need, but we recognize the need remains.” He continued, “Feeding America projects that more than 42 million people in the U.S. experience food insecurity, and one in seven Americans will use the more than 60,000 food pantries throughout the U.S., showing us the critical need to support our neighbors.”
And as a third-generation family farm, G&R takes its responsibility as an industry leader seriously and makes it a priority to give back.
Dasher said the third-generation family farm that started as a small operation in 1945 and today has more than 5,000 acres in crops with a focus on sweet onions, has “been lucky to grow our business, and the least we can do is give back to the communities where we are supported. Together we can build a more secure food economy if we all do our part.”
For more information visit www.grfarmsonions.com.