Texas | February 22, 2021

JBS donates $10,000 to Care Net for school supplies

Moore County (Texas) News-Press - Cassie Hataway and Paul Leiva of JBS Cactus were at the Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Dumas temporary offices in the Calvary Baptist Church Friday, February 5, to present a check for $10,000 to Care Net Executive Director Monica Sullivan. The money will go to support Care Net's annual school supply charity event for families with school-age children who are facing financial difficulties and need assistance purchasing the many things their children need for school.

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Missouri | February 3, 2021

Park board considers development plans for outdoor amphitheater, pavilion

Moberly (Mo.) Monitor-Index - Draft-design proposals for the construction of an outdoor amphitheater and new pavilion at Rothwell Park are being reviewed by the Moberly Parks and Recreation Department personnel and its park board reported MPRD Director Troy Bock.

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Texas | January 21, 2021

Mayor Craig expresses gratitude for Pilgrim’s investment in community

Mt. Pleasant (Texas) Extra - “On behalf of the City of Mount Pleasant, I want to once again express our gratitude for the incredible investment Pilgrim’s and JBS USA are making in our community through the Hometown Strong Initiative and pledge of $1.5 million to build a new community center in Oak Lawn Park,” said Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr.

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Arkansas | December 26, 2020

Gift to help De Queen park get splash pad

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - De QUEEN -- A splash pad will be added to Herman Dierks Park in De Queen as part of Pilgrim's Pride Hometown Strong program. The $480,000 contribution is part of the company's Hometown Strong Program where Pilgrim's works with community leaders to determine where funds could best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs.

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Tennessee | December 26, 2020

Pilgrim’s supports local community as part of Hometown Strong initiative

Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press - Pilgrim's announced plans to invest $600,000 to support Chattanooga's future. Pilgrim's has been working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs in three key areas: food insecurity, community infrastructure and well-being, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts.

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Illinois | December 23, 2020

JBS gives Beardstown Schools $115,000

Cass County (Ill.) Star-Gazette - JBS has donated $115,000 to the Beardstown School District. During the Beardstown Board of Education meeting held Dec. 17, Superintendent Ron Gilbert said some of the funds will go to a new digital scoreboard at the sports field. This will include all outdoor sports held there, not just football. It will also be applied to the acquisition of a new digital marquee for the school among other things. JBS asked only that its name be prominently displayed on all materials that the monies purchased. (Subscription required to read full story)

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Texas | December 21, 2020

De Queen park to get splash pad as part of Pilgrim’s Pride program | Company investing $715K in city

Texarkana (Ark.) Gazette - DE QUEEN, Ark — Pilgrim's Pride is investing in De Queen, Arkansas, by contributing $480,000 for a splash pad at Herman Dierks Memorial Park. The money is part of the company's Hometown Strong Program where Pilgrim's works with community leaders to determine where funds could best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs.

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Arkansas | December 11, 2020

Pilgrim’s to build De Queen splash pad with remaining Hometown Strong funds

De Queen (Ark.) Bee - In November, Pilgrim’s announced a $715,000 investment in De Queen to support the community’s future through the company’s Hometown Strong program. Pilgrim’s worked with local leaders to determine where the funds could best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs. Today, the company announced it is contributing $480,000 to partner with the city of De Queen and build a splash pad at Herman Dierks Memorial Park.

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North Carolina | December 11, 2020

Pilgrim’s to invest in local school and fitness center

WattPoultry.com - In August, Pilgrim’s announced a $380,000 investment in Marshville, N.C., to support the community’s future through the company’s Hometown Strongprogram. Pilgrim’s worked with local leaders to determine where the funds could best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs.

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Louisiana | December 10, 2020

Pilgrim’s to invest $300,000 in Natchitoches

Natchitoches (La.) Times - Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s announced Dec. 8 their plans to invest $300,000 in Natchitoches, to support the community’s future. Pilgrim’s has been working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs in three key areas: food insecurity, community infrastructure and well-being, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts. One project has already been selected for funding.

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Illinois | December 9, 2020

JBS donation boosts hope for happier holiday meals

Cass County (Ill.) Star Gazette - Kelly Cagle was nearly at her wits end when she stood in the walk-in cooler at the Cass County Food pantry taking stock of the meat supply there-in. “We literally had about 10 chickens in our freezer and I was wondering ‘What should we do?’” (Subscription required to read full story)

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Louisiana | December 9, 2020

Pilgrim’s to Invest $300,000 in Natchitoches to Support Local Community as Part of Hometown Strong Initiative

Natchitoches (La.) Parish Journal - Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s announced plans on Dec. 8 to invest $300,000 in Natchitoches, La., to support the community’s future. Pilgrim’s has been working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs in three key areas: food insecurity, community infrastructure and well-being, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts.

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North Carolina | December 8, 2020

Pilgrim’s continues to invest in Marshville

Monroe (N.C.) Enquirer Journal - Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation announced on Tuesday (Dec. 8) it is contributing $50,000 to the Town of Marshville to build an outdoor fitness area that will be free for the community. The outdoor fitness center will be linked to the Carolina Thread Trail and is expected to be complete in March 2021. (Subscription required to read full story)

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Louisiana | December 8, 2020

Pilgrim’s to Invest $300,000 in Natchitoches to Support Local Community as Part of Hometown Strong Initiative

KLAX-TV - Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s today announced plans to invest $300,000 in Natchitoches, La., to support the community’s future. Pilgrim’s has been working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs in three key areas: food insecurity, community infrastructure and well-being, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts.

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Georgia | December 8, 2020

Pilgrim’s to Invest $790,000 in Athens as Part of its Hometown Strong Initiative

Athens (Ga.) CEO - Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s today announced plans to invest $790,000 in Athens, Ga., to support the community’s future. Pilgrim’s has been working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs in three key areas: food insecurity, community infrastructure and well-being, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts.

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Nebraska | November 20, 2020

Hometown Strong: JBS continues to hand out big checks — in more ways than one

Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - The main room at the Literacy Council of Grand Island soon will be named the JBS Hometown Strong Center for Learning. Karla McGeorge of the Literacy Council made that announcement Thursday just after JBS representatives presented her organization with a check for $150,000.

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Nebraska | November 19, 2020

JBS GIFTS $150,000 to Grand Island Literacy Council

KSNB News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - As part of their Hometown Strong Initiative, JBS USA awarded a $150,000 check to the Literacy Council of Grand Island on Thursday. “We’re looking at projects that are long-term sustainable projects that will be here, be visible, and be providing help for people many years down the road,” JBS Grand Island General Manager Zack Ireland said.

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Georgia | November 18, 2020

Pilgrim’s investing $160K in Elberton, Ga., community as part of new initiative

Poultry Times - GREELEY, Colo. — Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s has announced plans to invest $160,000 in Elberton, Ga., to support the community’s future and help respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

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West Virginia | November 17, 2020

Pilgrim’s To Invest in Moorefield To Support Local Community

Hardy Co. (W.Va.) Live - Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s today announced plans to invest $860,000 in Moorefield, to support the community’s future. Pilgrim’s has been working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs in three key areas: food insecurity, community infrastructure and well-being, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts.

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Missouri | November 13, 2020

Moberly celebrates $300,000 grant from Plumrose USA

Moberly (Mo.) Monitor-Index - Moberly is reaping additional benefits from the construction of a bacon production facility at the industrial Park by Plumrose USA. The city was presented Tuesday with $300,000 as part of Plumrose's Hometown Strong Initiative. The community investment was announced last month, but specific projects for the money were mum at the time.

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Iowa | November 11, 2020

Letter: JBS, Plumrose donation will help Ottumwa

Ottumwa (Iowa) Courier - This has been a year like no other. A pandemic was not on anyone’s radar and, by all accounts, it has taken a devastating toll. During these difficult times, we’ve seen individuals and organizations step up to help communities, including Ottumwa’s own JBS and Plumrose. Through the national Hometown Strong initiative, Ottumwa will receive $3.1 million to respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and to help fund community projects.

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Missouri | November 10, 2020

Plumrose Donates 300,000 To Moberly Parks And YMCA

CentralMoInfo.com - As part of the Hometown Strong initiative, Plumrose USA has announced an investment of $300 thousand in Moberly, to assist the Parks and Recreation Department with a handful of projects and to the YMCA for memberships. Joe Machetta, head of operations with Plumrose USA was on hand Tuesday for the check presentation.

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Arkansas | November 9, 2020

Pilgrim’s to fund one-mile walking trail

The De Queen (Ark.) Bee - GREELEY, Colo. — Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s today announced plans to invest $715,000 in De Queen, Ark., to support the community’s future. Pilgrim’s has worked with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs. The first project being funded in De Queen is a one-mile walking trail around the new Sevier County Medical Center. This trail will provide outdoor space for hospital staff, patients, visitors and the broader community to enjoy.

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Arkansas | November 6, 2020

Pilgrim’s invests $715,000 into De Queen and Nashville as part of the Hometown Strong Initiative

KARK News - DE QUEEN, Ark.- Pilgrim’s has invested $715,000 to support their De Queen and Nashville communities as part of the New Hometown Strong Initiative; with the company sharing plans to build a one-mile walking trail at the new Sevier County Medical Center in De Queen. The company was represented Friday morning at the Sevier County Medical Center Groundbreaking Ceremony.

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Nebraska | November 6, 2020

JBS donates $400,000 to Grand Island Public Schools early childhood education project

Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - The O’Connor Learning Center is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a local donation. At a news conference Thursday morning, JBS presented a $400,000 check to Grand Island Public Schools for the O’Connor Learning Center, which will be located in the former Shopko building, 2208 N. Webb Road.

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Nebraska | November 5, 2020

“Dream Space” – GIPS turning old Shopko into preschool without raising taxes

NTV News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb — The building blocks for success are found in preschool and soon Grand Island kids will have a "dream space" to grow and learn. The O'Connor Learning Center is taking a step forward with a $400,000 gift from JBS.

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Nebraska | November 5, 2020

Hometown Strong: JBS donations to Grand Island top $2 million

NTV News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb — An effort called "Hometown Strong" has seen JBS contribute more than $2 million to the Grand Island community with more donations planned. Today the company presented a check for $400,000 to Grand Island Public Schools to add a gym to the O'Connor Learning Center preschool facility.

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Nebraska | November 5, 2020

JBS donates $400,000 to future GIPS early childhood learning center

KSNB Local 4 News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Grand Island Public Schools' Early Childhood Education (ECE) program will be able to support an additional 60 preschool students and impact hundreds more, thanks to a generous gift provided by JBS. The $400,000 check was presented to GIPS Thursday morning and will go toward the O’Connor Learning Center project at 2208 N. Webb Road.

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Georgia | November 5, 2020

Pilgrim’s To Invest $160K In Elberton To Support Local Community

The Shelby Report - Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s has shared plans to invest $160,000 in Elberton, Georgia, to support the community’s future and help respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Pilgrim’s worked with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs.

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Alberta Canada | October 22, 2020

JBS Canada investing in Brooks through their Hometown Strong program

Farms.com - Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, JBS Foods Canada today announced plans to invest $2 million to help Brooks, Alberta, respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the community’s future.

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Wisconsin | October 20, 2020

Pilgrim’s to invest $230,000 in Arcadia as part of new ‘Hometown Strong’ initiative

Trempealeau County (Wis.) Times - Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s recently announced plans to invest $230,000 in Arcadia to support the community’s future and help respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

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