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Pennsylvania | July 20, 2021

JBS grant funding $200K playground upgrade to Franconia park

Souderton (Pa.) Independent - FRANCONIA — When a planned upgrade to the playground in Franconia Community Park, including adding Americans with Disabilities Act access, is completed, all the children will be able to be play there. A $200,000 grant from JBS USA would pay for the work, Township Manager Jon Hammer said during the work session portion of the Franconia Township Board of Supervisors July 19 meeting. The meat packing company has a plant in Franconia.

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Kentucky | July 15, 2021

JBS Hometown Strong Initiative investing $1M in the YMCA of Greater Louisville

WAVE3 News - LOUISVILLE, Ky. - One million dollars is going to Louisville’s Downtown Family YMCA location. The funding, coming from JBS Louisville, aims to help the YMCA with things like childcare, community outreach, youth programming as well as membership and program scholarships.

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Kentucky | July 15, 2021

JBS Louisville invests $1 million into downtown YMCA

WDRB - LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- JBS Louisville invested $1 million in the downtown Louisville YMCA. Part of the money will be used to promote JBS employee wellness by providing memberships to all Louisville employees over the next five years. The rest of the money will help the YMCA with essential programming like child care, community outreach and youth programming.

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Kentucky | July 15, 2021

JBS USA to donate $1 million to YMCA of Greater Louisville’s Downtown Family YMCA

Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal - LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A national food processing company with a large pork production facility in the Derby City area announced Wednesday it is pledging $1 million to the YMCA of Greater Louisville’s Downtown Family YMCA. JBS USA, which is headquartered in Greeley, Colorado, is giving the donation to the YMCA at 555 S. 2nd St. through its $50 million Hometown Strong initiative, in which the company donates to communities across the country where it has plants.

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Minnesota | July 6, 2021

Contractor Hired for Soccer Complex Development

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.

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Iowa | May 25, 2021

School District Gets Cut of JBS’ $3.7M Investment

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.

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Alberta Canada | May 19, 2021

JBS Canada Invests $300K in Habitat for Humanity

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.

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Pennsylvania | May 17, 2021

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.

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Utah | April 23, 2021

JBS Gives Back Over $1.2 Million to the Community

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.

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Kentucky | April 13, 2021

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.

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Wisconsin | April 13, 2021

JBS Gifts 25.6 Acres, $500k to City of Green Bay

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.

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Texas | April 8, 2021

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.

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Texas | April 8, 2021

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.

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Nebraska | April 7, 2021

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.

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Texas | April 7, 2021

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.

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Alabama | April 6, 2021

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.

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Nebraska | March 26, 2021

GIPS Gives Tour of New Learning Center

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.

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North Carolina | March 9, 2021

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.

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Nebraska | March 4, 2021

JBS USA Donates $200,000 to Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity

Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - JBS USA donated $200,000 to Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday. It is the largest single donation the agency has ever received, Executive Director Dana Jelinek said. At a special event held at Habitat’s project site on Nelson Avenue, JBS Swift General Manager Zachary Ireland presented Habitat with the check.

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Nebraska | March 3, 2021

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.”

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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 22, 2021

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)

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Texas | January 21, 2021

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.

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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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