Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s today announced plans to invest $685,000 in Lufkin, Texas, to support the community’s future. Pilgrim’s has been working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs in three key areas: food insecurity, community infrastructure and well-being, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts. Two projects have already been selected to receive funding. Pilgrim’s is partnering with the Salvation Army of Lufkin, and a $500,000 contribution will be used to upgrade and renovate the community gymnasium. Additionally, Pilgrim’s is investing $30,000 to provide the Kurth Primary School with picnic tables for use outdoors to improve social distancing capabilities while children are at school.