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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.


Pilgrim’s Enterprise teamed up with Annie’s Café, a local restaurant, to help feed and support the victims of hurricane Michael. Pilgrim's donated more than 3,000 pounds of chicken and more than 1,300 plates were served, providing meals for those who lost their homes.


Pilgrim’s and Kroger formed a joint partnership to support communities impacted by Hurricane Florence through a donation of 80,000 pounds of Just BARE chicken —Pilgrim’s brand committed to providing good food for more people.

Cold Spring

Team Members at the Pilgrim's Cold Spring plant raised more than $800 for United Way of Central Minnesota during the annual "Pie in Your Face" event. Team members paid $1 for a plate of whip cream to throw at their Supervisor or Lead.


Last year, team members from the Greeley Beef facility raised more than $110,000 for United Way. This year, they look forward to another successful campaign, which kicked off with a bowling challenge. JBS Greeley Beef sponsored two teams for the kickoff, with one of the teams taking home a trophy.

North Carolina

In honor of Earth Day, Pilgrim's team members planted a row of trees in front of the Pilgrim's Live Operations offices in Marshville. According to Cliff Lee, Pilgrim's Live Operations Manager, "Pilgrim's is proud of its record of sustainable meat production. We're constantly working to reduce our carbon footprint through more efficient production methods. Planting trees is another way we can help save the planet. And we get a bonus . . . they're beautiful!"

Ellijay Georgia

Ellijay was named 2017 Business of the Year by the Gilmer Chamber.

JBS Canada

JBS Canada team members raised more than $25,000 to help build a new, accessible playground at Eastbrook Elementary. The playground is being built to accommodate the number of students attending the school and living in the surrounding area. Over the course of the fundraiser JBS matched the donations made by team members.


The Greeley Beef team is a proud supporter of the Platte Valley Elementary School's annual Literacy Night, an informal learning opportunity for the students and families of the Kersey, Colorado community. Since 2013 JBS team members have been helping to serve food and volunteer for this important night.

Grand Island

The JBS Beef Grand Island team members wanted to help the community by donating school supplies to local schools. They were able to provide a donation of more than $600 in school supplies, including backpacks, colored pencils, glue, notebooks, and much more.


The Plumrose Swanton facility held its 3rd Annual "Walking for a Cure" to benefit the American Cancer Society. The money they raised came from donations, from selling their own uniquely designed T-shirts, raffle ticket sales and, of course, the facility's world famous delicious barbecued ribs. All of the funds raised, which totaled to $6,522, were donated to The Hope Lodge of The American Cancer Society.

Plainwell Michigan

During the month of February, the JBS team members in Plainwell put on a weekly bake sale and had such items as hats, t-shirts, hearts, bags and water bottles available to purchase for their American Heart Association fundraiser. The team members raised more than $1,714 and the company matched, for a total donation of $3,428.

Tolleson Arizona

JBS Beef in Tolleson held its 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament in December 2017. This year, they introduced a new charity called the JAAM Foundation whose mission is to provide adaptive sports equipment to junior athletes in the Phoenix area. The tournament raised approximately $25,000 for the JAAM Foundation.


JBS USA Marshalltown team members put in countless hours in creating their float for the community's annual fall parade, Oktemberfest. The float was voted BEST COMMERCIAL FLOAT. Oktemberfest is a huge event for the community and JBS USA has gone above and beyond to showcase its appreciation for the Marshalltown community and its workforce. JBS USA donated more than 3,500 pounds of consumer value added product for the event, as well as hundreds of pounds of candy.


The Pilgrim’s team supported the Hometown Heroes event in Gainesville, GA, on Sept. 11. The event was a tribute to honor hometown police officers and firefighters for their significant contributions to the community. Pilgrim's donated 80 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts, as well as reusable water bottles. Team members also donated their time to contribute to the event by handing out water bottles and food, including chicken quesadillas, refried beans and rice.


The JBS Cactus team hosted a Back to School Block Party where they gave away 500 hamburgers. The JBS team members were also fortunate enough to work with many other organizations and churches in the community to fill nearly 500 backpacks full of school supplies and provide those filled backpacks to children in the community. Every child that attended the event went home with a bag of school supplies for the grade they will attend this upcoming school year.


The Omaha Open Door Mission was in urgent need of water due to the recent heat in the area. The JBS Omaha Accounting Team wanted to help out so they did an impromptu donation drive within the department and collected enough money to buy 588 bottles of water and they delivered it to the Mission the same day.

Marshalltown Iowa

The JBS USA Marshalltown team was recognized by the American Legion Frank Lewis Glick Post 46 recently. Commander Randy Kessler, accompanied by veterans, presented the JBS USA Marshalltown team with a plaque in appreciation of JBS USA’s continued support and advocacy. Further, JBS was instrumental in raising the necessary funds to make renovations to the American Legion Memorial Golf Course on its 60th Anniversary. It was a token of the veterans’ appreciation for the partnership with JBS USA. The Marshalltown team is proud to be recognized by our veterans and will continue to be strong advocates of our special servicemen and women!