North Carolina

North Carolina | December 8, 2020

Pilgrim’s to Invest in Marshville, NC, Schools and Outdoor Fitness Center with Remaining Hometown Strong Funds

In August, Pilgrim’s announced a $380,000 investment in Marshville, N.C., 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 $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. Additionally, Pilgrim’s is donating $35,000 to Marshville Elementary School to support access to technology tools and digital learning, including Interactive Smart Board panels for classrooms to improve digital learning capabilities. Lastly, the company is contributing $35,000 to East Union Middle School to support access to technology tools and digital learning, including portable monitors for teachers and access to Sora, an online digital library that provides students access to audio and e-books from school or home.

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North Carolina | October 21, 2020

Pilgrim’s To Invest $515,000 In Sanford To Support Local Community As Part Of Hometown Strong Initiative

Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s today announced plans to invest $515,000 in Sanford, N.C., to support the community’s future and help respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. “We are honored to call Sanford our hometown and to be a reliable contributor to our local economy,” said Jamal Mohammed, Pilgrim’s Sanford Complex Manager. “Through our Hometown Strong initiative, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to identify projects that will help strengthen our community.”

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North Carolina | September 29, 2020

JBS USA To Invest $200,000 In Lenoir 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 $200,000 to help Lenoir, N.C., respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the community’s future. “The Hometown Strong initiative is allowing us to support our community in what has been a challenging year,” said Jonathan Tucker, JBS Lenoir General Manager. “In addition to our role in providing food for our country, we pride ourselves in being a good neighbor and making it a priority to work with local leaders on how to best invest our time, talent and treasure in the community.”

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