Community Involvement & Charitable Giving
Raymond D. Bland Scholarship for Agriculture
Through hard-work, perseverance, and faith Bland Farms has developed into a produce industry leader. With the Raymond D. Bland Scholarship for Agriculture, Bland Farms seeks to reward students who have demonstrated similar qualities to those of Bland Farms and are in pursuit of an agriculturally related field of study. Bland Farms will award two scholarships of $1000 each to two qualifying high school graduates in the Glennville, Georgia area. Applicants must pursue an agricultural or agricultural related field of study. Recipients chosen must begin post secondary studies within one year of high school graduation. Applicants are evaluated on a range of qualifications including GPA, community involvement, and school activities. Preference is given to individuals with documented learning disabilities and/or financial need.
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
Established in 1981, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is a locally inspired, volunteer-driven nonprofit food bank and community-building organization with the mission of feeding hungry people and strengthening communities in our twenty-one county service area. Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia cultivates partnerships with more than 300 agencies to distribute food to families in need throughout southeastern Georgia. Bland Farms is proud to be one of the many suppliers to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, providing 4,000 lbs of onions weekly to them. To learn more about America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, please visit their website.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
During the month of October Bland Farms packages sweet onions in pink packaging to bring awareness to a cause that has touched us all in one way or another. In addition to the pink packaging, Bland Farms makes a yearly monetary donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To learn more about the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, their mission, and their other partners, please visit their website.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives…one heart at a time. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel. With the motto “Faith first, family second, farm third”, Bland Farms is proud to be one of the largest donators to FCA in the southeast. For more information, please visit their website.