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.