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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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Missouri | October 12, 2020

Plumrose to invest $300,000 in communitywide projects

Moberly (Mo.) Monitor-Index - Plumrose USA is investing back into the Moberly community. After receiving city approval to develop in the city's industrial park in April, the company announced its plans Oct. 6 to invest $300,000 in Moberly as a response to coronavirus-related needs.

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Texas | October 8, 2020

Pilgrim’s to invest $1.5 million in Mt. Pleasant to support local community as part of new Hometown Strong initiative

Mt. Pleasant (Texas) Daily Tribune - Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim's today announced plans to invest $1.5 million in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, to support the community's future and help respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. (Subscription required to read full story)

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Nebraska | October 4, 2020

Grand Island Public Schools/CHI partnership will benefit the students

Grand Island (Neb.) Independent - With the involvement of Grand Island Public Schools, CHI Health St. Francis and donations from businesses and individuals in our community, Grand Island Senior High students soon will receive valuable training and exposure to a variety of health care careers, on the eighth floor of the hospital tower.

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Minnesota | October 3, 2020

Council Continues Advancing Fieldhouse Plans

Worthington (Minn.) Daily Globe - WORTHINGTON — The approval of a professional services agreement for phase one redesign and phase two design of the planned fieldhouse for a building on Worthington’s Second Avenue was among multiple administrative actions taken by the Worthington City Council Monday night. (Subscription required to read full story)

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Nebraska | September 30, 2020

JBS donates $500,000 to GIPS Medical Sciences Academy

KSNB Local 4 News - GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Grand Island Public Schools announced last Thursday they needed more than $5 Million to transform the eighth floor of CHI Health St. Francis Hospital into an advanced medical academy, and on Wednesday, JBS Swift pledged $500,000 to help their vision come to life.

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