Athens Salvation Army Family Housing
Pilgrim’s Investment Will Help Fund Renovation to Thrift Store into a Family Shelter
This Pilgrim’s investment will help the Athens Salvation Army to renovate its current thrift store into a six-unit family housing shelter. The pandemic and the need for distancing meant the Salvation Army had to reduce its housing capacity by 50 percent. This project will create more family housing capacity so that families can stay together when they need assistance.
Partner: Athens Salvation Army
Target Completion Date: TBD
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented economic challenges to our state, as farmers face decreased demand and restaurants and other local businesses have scaled back operations. As we continue our fight to protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians, I am grateful for Pilgrim's support to provide these critical relief funds to communities across the Peach State. Working with our great partners – like Pilgrim's – in the private sector, I am confident that we can continue to support the hard working Georgians in our state and secure a safer, healthier, and more prosperous future on the road ahead.
Governor Brian Kemp
Footprint in Athens
The Athens facility is a small bird debone processing plant specializing in breast portioning for large foodservice operations.
Growers: 259 Payments to Growers: $24M+ Payroll Taxes: $3.5M+