Grand Island Literacy Council (GILC)

Grand Island, Nebraska

JBS USA Investment Will Support Improvements to New GILC Facility

Funds will support improvements to the new Grand Island Literacy Council facility, as well as help them manage impacts related to COVID-19. Many JBS USA team members seek assistance from the GILC to learn the literacy skills necessary to communicate and thrive, as well as to become U.S. citizens. These services are free of charge. Since it opened in 2007, the GILC has served more than 680 JBS Grand Island team members, and now provides onsite ESL classes to supervisors.

Partner: Grand Island Literacy Council

Completion Date: Completed

During the coronavirus pandemic, JBS USA has been a community partner and generously donated beef to local food banks and also provided leadership and innovation on worker safety and plant management. The Hometown Strong initiative continues JBS USA’s commitment to our community and our future, and we look forward to a wonderful community partnership.

Mayor Roger Steele

Grand Island, Nebraska

Footprint in Grand Island

The Grand Island operation is a two-shift, beef-processing facility located in central Nebraska that currently exports to 20 countries around the world, including Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico, Korea, Canada, Singapore, China and Chile.

Local / Area Producers: 675
Payments to Producers: $2.2B+
Payroll Taxes: $11M+


Team Members

$ 160 M+


$ 14 M+