JBS to Build Soccer Complex in Beardstown with Hometown Strong Funds
In August, JBS announced a $2.5 million investment in Beardstown, Ill., to support the community’s future through the company’s Hometown Strong program. JBS has been working with local leaders to determine where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs. Today, the company announced it is partnering with the Friends of Beardstown Community Parks District to build the community’s first soccer field. The JBS Soccer Complex will provide recreation activities for youth and adults to enjoy. The $446,000 investment includes bathrooms, concession stands, lights, turf, a scoreboard and handicap accessibility.
JBS USA To Invest $2.5 Million In Beardstown To Support Local Community As Part Of New Hometown Strong Initiative
Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, JBS USA today announced plans to invest $2.5 million to help Beardstown, Ill., respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the community’s future. “We are very proud of our role in providing food for American families, but we’re also excited to have the opportunity to make this significant investment in our hometown,” said JT Hopkins, JBS USA Beardstown Plant General Manager. “The past few months our focus has been on protecting our team members and keeping our community safe, and we want to support projects that will have positive impacts as we all move forward.”