JBS USA announces plans to increase the impact of its ‘Hometown Strong’ initiative
News Channel 10 - MOORE COUNTY, Texas - JBS USA has recently announced plans to increase the impact of its Hometown Strong initiative, which will include an additional $3 million contribution to the City of Cactus. Since the program was launched in May 2020, JBS has already worked with local officials to invest almost $6.5 million for local projects that strengthen the communities where their employees live.
JBS USA reaches $100M milestone for Hometown Strong program
Poultry Times - GREELEY, Colo. — JBS USA has announced it has reached a milestone of $100 million being committed to the company’s Hometown Strong initiative, one of the largest rural community investment programs of its kind. Since the program was launched in May 2020, JBS USA has worked with community leaders and local officials to identify meaningful investments to strengthen local communities where the company operates.
New Hyrum City Park should be finished this summer
Cache Valley (Utah) Daily - HYRUM- The city of Hyrum has been working on a park for some 20 years and it is shaping up to be one of the premier open outside play spaces in Cache Valley. The new Blacksmith Fork Park located east of Mountain Crest High School has been in the making for over 20 years. The park will not only have plenty of greenspace for children and families it has different amenities to keep people outside for hours.
JBS reaches $100 million mark on ‘Hometown Strong’ program
Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - JBS USA has reached the $100 million mark in commitments worldwide as part of its Hometown Strong initiative, one of the largest community investment programs of its kind. On Tuesday, the company announced $20 million in support for Hometown Strong projects nationally, bringing its total commitment to $100 million.
JBS reaches $100 million mark on ‘Hometown Strong’ program
Meat + Poultry - GREELEY, COLO. – JBS USA announced on Jan. 4 that it reached $100 million in its Hometown Strong initiative. The meat producer started the program in May 2020 and said it worked with community leaders and officials to identify investments in rural areas where the company operates.
JBS promises additional $2.27 million to Nebraska communities
NTV News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — JBS USA has reached $100 million total invested into its communities through the Hometown Strong initiative.
Under this milestone, Nebraska will receive an additional $2.27 million in its Hometown Strong communities including $1.75 million for Grand Island and $520,000 in Omaha.
Radio Works - JBS USA today announced it has reached a milestone of $100 million being committed to the company’s Hometown Strong initiative, one of the largest rural community investment programs of its kind.
JBS contributes additional $3 million in Cactus through initiative
MyHighPlains.com - CACTUS, Texas — Officials with JBS USA announced Tuesday that it will contribute an additional $3 million through its Hometown Strong initiative to the city of Cactus, where the company has a beef plant.
Cactus Officials Break Ground for Aquatic Park, Fire Station Expansion
Moore County (Texas) News Press - "Cactus is growing," said Cactus City Manager Aldo Gallegos Tuesday. He was speaking to a group of City of Cactus employees, JBS and Moore County officials, Cactus residents, and others who had gathered in a vacant lot between the recreation center and Catholic Church in Cactus to break ground on a new aquatic center that will replace the antiquated and worn-out swimming pool that now longer met the needs of a population in Cactus that has grown by more than 30 percent in the last decade.
City moves forward with aquatic splash pad development at Tannehill Park
Moberly Monitor - A public hearing was held Monday, Aug. 2 as part of the Moberly city council business meeting to inform gatherers about how the city would use a Community Development Block Grant monies and invited public input on community development needs within the city.
Pipestone County (Minn.) Star - Workers with Reker Construction and Aggregate, LLC., of Adrian, prepared to begin dirt and storm sewer work for the JBS Soccer Complex east of the softball fields near Westview Park and Paulsen Field on Monday, Aug. 2.
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.
Downtown YMCA gets $1 million gift from large Louisville employer
Biz Journals - This investment will assist the YMCA with essential programming including child care, community outreach, youth programming as well as membership and program scholarships. (Subscription required to read full story)
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.
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.
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.
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)
Sanford (N.C.) Herald - A year after the Sanford Farmers’ Market relocated downtown, plans to find it a permanent home are finally coming to fruition thanks to a $505,000 grant from chicken processing company Pilgrim’s.
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)
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
JBS Swift Donates $10,000 to CDHD for New Campaign
AKSNB News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - JBS USA is helping out the Grand Island community once again as part of their Hometown Strong Initiative. This time around, they donated $10,000 to the Central District Health department to develop a new campaign to debunk COVID-19 myths.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Pilgrim’s gives $790,000 to Athens to help during pandemic
AthensOnline - Athens will receive $790,000 as its share of $3.5 million that Pilgrim’s is providing to several cities in Georgia as an investment “in the future” and to help battle the coronavirus pandemic, the company recently announced.