JBS USA to Invest $1 Million in Green Bay to Support Local Community as Part of Hometown Strong Initiative
Through its Hometown Strong initiative, JBS USA today announced plans to donate $1 million to help Green Bay respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the community’s future.
JBS USA is working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs in three key areas: food insecurity, community infrastructure and well-being, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts. All projects will be determined by the end of the year. Community members may send suggested proposals for investment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Being a good neighbor and providing support to the Green Bay community is an obligation I take very seriously,” said Hicham Timejardine, JBS Green Bay Plant Manager. “Our focus during the past few months has been on keeping our team members safe and healthy, and we remain committed to keeping COVID-19 out of our facility. I am humbled to now have the opportunity to partner with community leaders to determine how best to invest this money, and I believe this initiative will help ensure a positive future for our hometown.”
"We’re excited to work in collaboration with JBS on this significant investment, which has the potential to catalyze a dramatic improvement and transformation within Green Bay,” said Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich.
The JBS USA Green Bay beef production facility employs more than 1,200 people with an annual payroll of more than $65 million. The facility supports 1,100 producers, paying them more than $700 million per year for their livestock. Consistent with its long-term commitment to the local economy, JBS USA Green Bay has invested more than $25 million in capital improvements over the last six years.
Hometown Strong is a national $50 million initiative that adds to commitments JBS USA has made this year to protect employees and ensure their job security amid the global pandemic. Hometown Strong is one of the largest community investment programs of its kind in the country.