In July 2020, JBS USA announced a $3.5 million investment in Grand Island, Neb., to support the community’s future through the company’s Hometown Strong program. 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. In partnership with Grand Island Northwest Public Schools, JBS USA will provide $250,000 to renovate the aging Northwest High School auditorium. The renovation will include replacing curtains, track hardware, rigging, seating and carpet; repainting ceilings and walls; and upgrading sound and lighting. In addition to being utilized by elementary, middle and high school students, the auditorium will also be put to good use by many community organizations.