Minnesota

Minnesota | August 11, 2020

Pilgrim’s To Invest $575,000 In Cold Spring To Support Local Community As Part Of Hometown Strong Initiative

Through its Hometown Strong initiative, Pilgrim’s today announced plans to donate $575,000 to help Cold Spring, Minn., respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the community’s future. “As a large employer in Cold Spring, we take our responsibility of being a good neighbor very seriously,” said Wesley Smith, Pilgrim’s Cold Spring Complex Manager. “During the past few months, we have been completely focused on protecting our team members and keeping the COVID-19 virus out of our facility. In partnership with members of the community, we look forward to investing in the future of our hometown during such a critical time.”

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Minnesota | July 16, 2020

JBS USA To Invest $2.6 Million In Worthington To Support Local Community As Part Of Hometown Strong Initiative

Through its Hometown Strong initiative, JBS USA today announced plans to donate $2.6 million to help Worthington, Minn., respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the community’s future. “Worthington is home to one of the nation’s signature pork production plants, supporting more than 275 local hog producers and producing nearly 11.7 million 4 oz. servings per day,” said Brad Hellinga, JBS Worthington General Manager. “Throughout this pandemic, we have tried to do our part to help our community and safely preserve the important jobs the facility provides. We are humbled to provide this multimillion dollar donation to our community and help Worthington remain hometown strong.”

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Minnesota | July 9, 2020

JBS USA and Pilgrim’s To Invest $3.5 Million In Minnesota To Support Local Communities As Part Of New Hometown Strong Initiative

Building on ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, JBS USA and Pilgrim’s, American-based food companies, announced plans today to invest $3.5 million in Minnesota to help local communities respond to coronavirus and invest in the future. The investment is part of a new, national $50 million initiative called Hometown Strong that adds to commitments JBS USA and Pilgrim’s have made this year to protect employees and ensure their job security amid the global pandemic. “The rural towns and communities where we live and work are the key to our success, and we are proud of our role as a large employer in Worthington and Pipestone,” said Bob Krebs, President of JBS USA Pork, which includes the pork facilities in Worthington and Pipestone. “We are grateful to work with local producers, local businesses and our communities to deliver high-quality pork to Americans across the country.”

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