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Storm Support

Plumrose USA

In Oct. 2019, a substantial wind storm hit the Booneville, MS, area and took out the power of more than 3,000 people, including the county schools. This posed a major challenge for the schools, as they had already purchased food through Thanksgiving and were storing it in their coolers. After 12 hours without power, it…

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Tomorrow Fund


In 2019, Pilgrim’s launched the Tomorrow Fund, a scholarship program to support the collegiate scholastic pursuits of our team members and their direct dependents. In line with the Pilgrim’s Vision, we established the Tomorrow Fund to help our team members achieve their dreams and create a better future for themselves and their families through education.…

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Foodbank and CEO Cookoff

JBS Australia

In Australia, Primo Foods supports Foodbank, an initiative aimed at serving people living with food insecurity, by donating products valued at approximately AUD$390,000. The company also collaborated in the CEO CookOff, another project geared toward vulnerable communities, to provide food to six million people through donations of cash and products. At an event to commemorate…

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Tree Planting with Local Elementary Schools

Broadway, VA, Poultry Complex

In line with our vision, Pilgrim’s sponsored a tree planting and education program its Rockingham County facilities and three area elementary schools: John C. Myers, Plains, and Lacey Springs. Pilgrim’s team members secured trees and dug the holes, and then students actually helped plant the trees. After assessing the company’s properties, Pilgrim’s decided to plant…

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Hero Flight Program

Grand Island, NE, Beef Production Facility

The team from the Fed Beef plant in Grand Island, NE, continues to support a noble cause to honor the Veterans of the Hall County. Since 2012, the facility helps the community veterans’ leaders to make the Hero Flight program a reality. The plant’s support started with monthly burger donations for fundraising events, and later…

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Spreading Local Holiday Cheer


JBS USA Food Company Commercial Workers Local 293 donated $12,900 to be split among five local helping organizations during the 2019 holiday season. The funds were used as follows: Christmas Cheer: Fundraising to give families food vouchers for a Christmas meal Head Start: Making 100 food baskets for families before students leave for break Heartland…

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Angel Tree Project

JBS USA Corporate Headquarters

In 2019, 100 kids in Weld County, CO, had a better Christmas than they expected thanks to the generosity of our team members who purchased gifts for children, donated cash by being a cash angel and came to Pictures with Santa Day, our corporate office’s annual fundraiser for Angel Tree. We adopted 100 kids from…

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Donating Pork Product


JBS USA Pork and its producer partners teamed up to provide over 50,000 pounds of pork and donate $10,000 as part of the annual Hams Across America program. The 200,000 servings of pork were distributed by Food Bank of the Rockies, the largest hunger relief organization in Colorado, providing food and supplies to more than…

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Showing Support for Hannah’s Heroes

JBS Australia

In September 2019, JBS Australia’s Group Engineering Manager Neil Brereton and Group Safety Manager Mark Doe, bravely shaved their heads in support of Hannah’s Heroes. Neil began participating in Hannah’s Heroes six years ago in honour of his niece Hannah Meeson, who was diagnosed with high-risk anaplastic medulloblastoma in 2012, aged 4. Since then, Hannah…

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American Dream Program

Cactus, TX, Beef Production Facility

Helping our team members create a better life is the main goal of the American Dream Program at our beef facility in Cactus, TX. Each week, the facility invites representatives from the Loan Depot mortgage company to assist team members who are interested in homeownership but may not fully understand the home buying process. In…

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