Giving Back to the Community we Serve
Thank you, to all of our wonderful, dedicated clients for your business & friendship over these many years. Your business is deeply appreciated. It is because of you that we are able to thrive and engage.
Corporate citizenship has always been a core value of our family business since it was founded over 50 years ago. Through service, philanthropy, proactive engagement in community & business organizations, by providing a positive & nurturing work experience for hundreds of area youth and by preserving the natural beauty and open space of our family farm for many future generations to enjoy, we strive to do our part to make our community a better place to live and grow our family business.
Our community outreach efforts are as diverse and far reaching as our resources will allow. Among the organizations we actively support; National Center for Children and Families, Darnestown Civic Association, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Gaithersburg – Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Greater Washington Board of Trade, Society for Human Resource Management(VA, MD & DC), Montgomery County Parks Foundation, Friends of the Library, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service, Montgomery County Corporate Volunteer Council, Friends of Seneca State Park, as well as Operation Second Chance which provides support for wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
The most significant ongoing partnership with an area non-profit is with D.C. Central Kitchen. Smokey Glen Farm provides logistics, support & refrigerated storage for our clients to donate their leftover picnic food to D.C. Central Kitchen, who in turn processes and redistributes the food to numerous shelters & help organizations throughout the Metro area. Through these brilliant efforts, they are able to provide extensive food service career training for underprivileged individuals. In 2004, our clients donated over 30,500 lbs. of food providing the basis for an estimated 70,000 meals.
In September of 2005 we hosted a huge community picnic and fundraiser for the Montgomery County Public Safety Memorial which will honor our fallen Fire & Rescue, Police, Sheriff’s Department, Park Police, and Corrections Department personnel. The Memorial, a public-private partnership will be built at the Public Safety Training Academy in Rockville. It will be a beautiful, lasting and moving tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our community.
The Greater Washington Area is such a wonderful place to have grown our family business. We appreciate that this community has been so supportive of us over these many years. It is a privilege to serve & do our part.