Pipestone (Minn.) Star - Construction of the JBS Soccer Complex east of the softball fields near Westview Park and Paulsen Field is expected to begin this year. Pipestone City Council members during their June 21 meeting approved paying Reker Construction and Aggregate, LLC., of Adrian, $135,000 for dirt and storm sewer work for the complex.
Ottumwa (Iowa) Courier - OTTUMWA — JBS is donating about $3.7 million to the Ottumwa area, with a significant slice coming to the Ottumwa School District. Board members heard an update from plant officials, who outlined a $250,000 donation to the school district as part of a nationwide program by the company to give back to the communities it serves.
Brooks (AB-Canada) Bulletin - A portion of JBS Canada’s $2 million Hometown Strong investment that was announced last October will be put into the Brooks chapter of Habitat for Humanity. JBS worked with local leaders and organizations to determine how to best use the funds to meet immediate and longer-term community needs.
JBS Meat Processing Company Commits $1.1M to Souderton Community Support
Times-Herald - SOUDERTON — JBS USA, parent company of the JBS Souderton meat processing operation, has announced a $216,627 contribution to the MontCo Anti-Hunger Network to purchase a distribution truck for the Food Resource Program, as well as provide financial support for the organization to operate for one year.
Crews Installing New Playground, Pickleball Court in GI
KSNB News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. There will soon be another place for children in Grand Island to play. Crews are working to install a new playground at the Veterans Athletic Complex. That’s over by Eagle Scout Park.
Cache Valley (Utah) Daily - Hyrum – JBS USA, an international leader in livestock processing, gave Hyrum City and other Cache Valley institutions a share of a check totaling more than $1.2 million recently. The money was promised to support projects in the valley, including two in Hyrum City and the rest in programs that benefit their employees locally who are from other countries. The donations came from the company’s Hometown Strong program.
New Children’s Bookmobile Will Provide Books, Online Access to Louisville’s Underserved Areas
WDRB News - Louisville has a new mobile library thanks to some generous donors. Mayor Greg Fischer joined members of the Louisville Free Public Library, The Library Foundation, and JBS Louisville on Tuesday to announce Louisville's new Children's Bookmobile.
JBS Donates $500K, Nearly 26 Acres of Land to Green Bay for Redevelopment
WBAY News - GREEN BAY, Wis. - Plans are in the works to develop a plot of land into affordable housing on Green Bay’s East Side. JBS donated nearly 26 acres of land across from its facility off Lime Kiln Road and half a million dollars to the city.
WeAreGreenBay.com - GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Redevelopment Authority voted Tuesday to accept a gift of 25.6 acres of land from JBS, as well as a monetary donation of $500,000. “This is a great opportunity for the city and we appreciate JBS very much,” RDA Chair Gary Delveaux said after the motion passed.
Pilgrim’s Giving $30,000 to Kurth Primary, Lufkin ISD for Picnic Tables
Lufkin (Texas) Daily News - Pilgrim’s on Wednesday announced it will provide $30,000 to Kurth Primary and the Lufkin school district to purchase 25 picnic tables for outdoor eating areas to improve social distancing capabilities while students are at school.
Lufkin ISD Getting New Picnic Tables Thanks to Donation from Pilgrim’s
KETK News - Students at Lufkin Independent School District will soon have some new picnic tables to eat or learn at thanks to a local branch of Pilgrim’s Pride. According to the district, Covid-19 has presented challenges to the school this year, making it difficult for children to continue learning but still be safe.
JBS to Fund Improvements to Northwest HS Auditorium
KSNB Local 4 - More money is on its way to Grand Island thanks to JBS USA’s Hometown Strong Initiative. In July 2020, JBS USA announced a $3.5 million investment to the city to support the community’s future. JBS Grand Island has been working with local leaders and various organizations to determine how the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs.
Woodstock High Receives $5,000 Grant For Careers Program
Patch.com - WOODSTOCK, GA — Woodstock High School's career education program has received a boost from a local business. Pilgrim's of Canton donated $5,000 through its Hometown Strong Program to the school's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) program.
Pilgrim’s Partners with L.I.S.D. to Fund Kurth Primary Project
kicks105.com - Pilgrim's has announced that in partnership with Kurth Primary School and the Lufkin Independent School District, they will provide $30,000 to purchase 25 picnic tables for outdoor eating areas to improve social distancing capabilities while at school, especially during lunch.
Donation Helps Enterprise Select Soccer Help Its Players
Enterprise (Ala.) Ledger - A recent donation by Pilgrim’s Pride to the Enterprise Select Soccer Club will be used to purchase a video camera system and online program allowing matches to be easily recorded and analyzed to help the performance of the players, according to the club’s president and founder.
KSNB Local 4 - Grand Island, Neb. - Grand Island Public Schools gave a tour of their new Early Childhood Learning Center. Staff walked through the unfinished halls to see where they’ll be teaching students in the near future. “We’re so excited that the next school year we will be in this new space welcoming families and children. We really can’t wait,” said GIPS Director of Early Learning Amy Richards.
Beardstown (Ill.) Journal Courier - Beardstown – A donation of just under $450,000 will give a project to update the main soccer field in the city’s soccer complex a swift kick that will allow the project to move forward. (Subscription requires to read full story)
Pilgrim’s Donates $505,000 to Sanford Agricultural Marketplace Project
Morning Ag Clips - Sanford, NC – Pilgrim’s, one of the world’s largest poultry producers, has announced a $505,000 gift to invest in the Sanford Agricultural Marketplace project in Lee County, North Carolina as part of their Hometown Strong Initiative.
Marshville (N.C.) Enquirer Journal - Marshville – The town of Marshville celebrated the opening of a fitness park on Friday morning, March 5, with Pilgrim’s Pride. The fitness park is located within the Marshville Municipal Park (820 Park Drive). (Subscription required to read full story)
GI Habitat for Humanity Receives $200,000 Check From JBS USA
KSNB Local 4 - Grand Island, Neb. - JBS USA presented a $200,000 check to the Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday. “This is the largest single donation we have ever received and we are so grateful,” GI Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Dana Jelinek said. “Coming off of such a difficult, difficult year during COVID, it is one of the brightest, brightest stars in our universe this year.”
Turner Cuts Ribbon to Formally Open New Hospital Wing
Moore County (Texas) News Press - “We are so thrilled to have this open,” said Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) CEO Jeff Turner Monday, shortly before cutting a ribbon to mark the formal opening of the new patient care wing of Memorial Hospital. (Subscription required to read full story)
Message of Gratitude from Mt. Pleasant Mayor Tracy Craig to Pilgrim’s Pride
EastTexasRadio.com - 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 is 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.