Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful (KBGIB) recently recognized Rich’s by presenting associates based on St. Simons Island, Georgia, with the “Clean Sweep Award.” The award, given to Rich’s in the “for profit company” category, goes to companies that “go the extra mile to keep the outside of their premises clean and attractive.”
The award was specifically given to Rich’s as a result of our participation in KBGIB’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Since 2009, Rich’s associates have surpassed the quarterly cleaning commitment by opting to pick up trash on their adopted street monthly.
“We volunteered to clean Mallery Street, located in the heart of the Village on St. Simons Island,” said Jennifer Besing, marketing manager, Foodservice. “We chose this spot because it’s high-traffic and a popular tourist area. Our associates wanted to adopt an area that would allow for us to make the biggest impact.”
Through this program, teams comprised of four to eight Rich’s associates put on their Rich’s safety vests and gloves, and use trash grabbers and garbage bags to clean their area with care.
“This program is a great way for us to play our part in keeping the island beautiful,” said Jennifer. “This also provides time for our associates to work together and get to know each other outside of the office. We are so thankful for Rich’s support in allowing us to spend time volunteering like this.”