Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s today 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. Pilgrim’s worked with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs. The company has selected two Hometown Strong funding recipients – the Blackwell Community Center and Elbert Memorial Hospital. Pilgrim’s is providing $117,000 to the Blackwell Community Center to upgrade its community classrooms and the gymnasium. The company is also contributing $33,000 to Elbert Memorial Hospital for COVID-19 projects that include providing PPE, renovating nurses’ stations and the patient registration area, and adding glass walls and doors to better protect staff and patients.