Pilgrim’s Announces Recipients of Hometown Strong Funding in Enterprise

Press Release Feb 17, 2022
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Pilgrim’s is providing an update on how its Hometown Strong funds are being invested in Enterprise, Ala., to support the community’s future.

Pilgrim’s previously announced a $315,000 investment in the community and has since worked closely with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs.

Pilgrim’s Enterprise has fully allocated the Hometown Strong funding to the below projects:

  • A gift of $155,000 to YMCA Enterprise will fund necessary upgrades to their swimming pool and other renovations in common areas across the facility.
  • A gift of $150,000 has helped Enterprise High School, one of the largest schools in the area, fund four covered batting cages as part of the school’s new baseball and softball complex.

“Pilgrim’s Hometown Strong is breathing new life into some of our community’s key recreational areas,” said David Massey, Pilgrim’s Enterprise complex manager. “We are proud to partner with the YMCA and Enterprise High School to ensure these resources can benefit local families for many years to come.”

“Enterprise City Schools and Enterprise High School truly thank Pilgrim’s for the generous contribution to the newly built indoor hitting facility. By receiving these funds, Enterprise High School was able to fully enclose the facility, and both baseball and softball teams will be able to engage in sport-specific skills throughout the year regardless of weather conditions,” said Trent Trawick, Enterprise High School Athletic Director. “This is very beneficial to our coaches and players as they prepare for the season. Thank you for your support not only to Enterprise High School but the surrounding community as well.”

As a primary donor contributing to Enterprise High School’s new sports complex, Pilgrim’s Enterprise participated in a special dedication event on Thursday, Feb. 17, followed by an inaugural first pitch to ceremoniously signal the start of the 2022 baseball and softball season.

The Pilgrim’s Enterprise facility employs more than 650 people with an annual payroll of more than $21 million. The facility supports 110 growers, paying them more than $18 million per year for their chickens.

Pilgrim’s anchors dozens of rural communities – operating more than 30 meat poultry and prepared foods facilities and employing 31,000-plus people in the United States. Nationally, the Hometown Strong initiative is a $20 million investment from Pilgrim’s, which is part of a $100 million nationwide contribution from JBS USA. Visit hometownstrong.jbssa.com to learn more.