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JBS USA is committed to giving back to our communities in which we live and work. We strive to make a positive difference in our neighborhoods, for our team members and their families and our customers. We recognize the social responsibility of being a major employer, and we understand that behind every team member is a family, for whom they provide and in every city where we do business there is a community, to which we contribute.

Greeley Colorado

JBS Carriers recently donated 20 used Dynasys auxiliary power units (APUs) to help the Diesel Power Mechanics Program at the Community College of Aurora. The APUs were a welcomed donation to their school, worth approximately $90,000, and will be used as training aids for the students.

DeQueen Arkansas

Pilgrim’s team members from De Queen, Ark., and Nashville, Ark. joined President Obama and the local community to assist tornado victims of the April 27th tornado that tore through Mayflower and Vilonia, Ark. The Pilgrim's team members were there to help from Wednesday, May 7 and worked through May 11, putting up tents, firing up cookers and providing more than 5,000 meals to the community.

The Pilgrim’s Pride facility in Waco, Texas, provided chicken, allowing Pilgrim’s volunteers to prepare meals for the staff and security teams of the President and Governor, as well as impacted members of the Vilonia community.

"As soon as we heard about the tornadoes, we contacted The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to see how we could help,"" said Don Burrows, Complex Manager at the Pilgrim’s De Queen facility. Mr. Burrows worked with local, state and federal agencies to coordinate the participation of Pilgrim’s volunteers and identify how Pilgrims could contribute to the relief efforts.

Greeley Colorado

Longtime United Way supporter and JBS team member Matthew Lovell hatched a United Way fundraising idea that has since been named the “Sweaty Man Challenge”: to solicit donations for each consecutive day he dons a sweater (to include weekends) and refrains from shaving. So far he has worn a sweater for more than five consecutive months and the donations for the United Way are climbing daily.

Ellijay Georgia

With the support of the Corporate office, Bill Lovette, Matthew Herman, VP of Fresh Foodservice BU, Kathy Pinkston, and the HR Director for FFS BU, the Ellijay complex was able to donate a new Kubota tractor to the Gilmer County High School FFA Program.

Greeley Colorado

The Greeley Beef plant held a toy drive in support of a local Kindergarten class. On the morning of Dec. 18, the JBS management team delivered more than 100 gifts to the kindergarten class at Salida Del Sol Elementary School in Greeley. All gifts were donated by JBS team members from the Greeley beef facility. While at the school, the team members took a few minutes to talk to students about who JBS is and what they do.

Later that morning, JBS team members also donated 20 turkeys to a local radio station who were conducting a drive to feed needy families during the holidays.

Mayfield Kentucky

Pilgrim's team members in Mayfield, KY, Live Operations, conducted a toy drive this past season to gather Christmas gifts for children in the community, and the response was fantastic.

"I started this toy drive because I felt that Pilgrim's team members could do something to give back to the community," said Nancy Johnson, who started the drive. "There are so many kids who just don't get much for Christmas, and I thought this would be a good way for us to help."

The toys were donated to the local Kentucky State Police Post #1, which does a toy drive every year for the community.

Greeley Colorado

JBS Beef participated as a sponsor in Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation charity event in Los Angeles, CA on June 1, 2014.

Share Our Strength is a nonprofit organization dedicated to their No Kid Hungry campaign that works to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need every day. The campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority. At the event, JBS partnered with Border Grill to feature Aspen Ridge Natural Beef.

Mayfield Kentucky

Recently, Pilgrim’s Mayfield teamed up with Murray State University and the Kentucky Poultry Federation to assist with the Kentucky State FFA (Future Farmers of America) Poultry Competition. Different high schools all across the state were represented by groups of students working as a team to compete in the event. Pilgrim’s Mayfield acted as a corporate sponsor by providing items needed for the competition. Nate Garrett, Breeder Tech Advisor for our live operations, brought live chickens (market broilers and laying type hens) to be judged according to class. Matt Hamilton, Production Scheduler at the processing plant, brought processed chicken parts to be identified and WOGS that were to be graded using certain defect criteria.

The FFA students went through several different levels of the competition, grading and identifying everything from eggs to packaged foods, as well as taking a written exam. The winning group was chosen by an overall scoring of the event. Pilgrim’s Mayfield was happy to assist in the competition that helps shape the lives and careers of potential poultry farmers and workers of tomorrow.