MAYFIELD — Graves County poultry processor Pilgrim’s will make investments $740,000 to assist help native wants within the county associated to the coronavirus pandemic.
An announcement was made Wednesday of the Graves County plant’s participation in Pilgrim’s Hometown Sturdy initiative that invests in neighborhood packages within the firm’s 30 meat, poultry and ready meals facility areas throughout the nation.
A press launch from Pilgrim’s acknowledged officers are working with native leaders to establish the place funds can affect the Mayfield and Graves County neighborhood in areas of meals insecurity, neighborhood infrastructure and well being and emergency response and reduction efforts associated to COVID-19.
Comparable investments have included laptops and hotspots for distant studying in Marshville, North Carolina, a brand new water tower in Douglas, Georgia and a discipline home and recreation middle in Worthington, Minnesota.
A listing of initiatives will probably be finalized by December 2020. Instructed proposals from the neighborhood will be despatched to hometownstrong@pil grims.com.
Pilgrim’s Mayfield supervisor Kent Massey stated he hopes the corporate’s funding will make a long-lasting native impression.
“We take nice pleasure in partnering with our local people to make a distinction,” Massey stated. “Throughout a difficult yr, the Pilgrim’s Hometown Sturdy Initiative is permitting us to make a major funding on this space, which we hope may have a long-lasting affect.”
Nationally, the Hometown Sturdy initiative is a $20 million funding from Pilgrim’s, which is a part of a $50 million nationwide contribution from JBS USA.
Mayfield Mayor Kathy O’Nan stated she was grateful for the funding, as effectively.
“Pilgrim’s is a long-time contributor to our neighborhood in so many areas and their Hometown Sturdy initiative is one more instance of their dedication to the betterment of all individuals in Mayfield and Graves County,” she stated. “We’re certainly lucky that Pilgrim’s calls Mayfield its dwelling and we’re grateful for this funding in our space.”
Pilgrim’s Mayfield facility employs greater than 1,500 individuals and helps 235 growers. The Mayfield plant has invested greater than $55 million in capital enhancements during the last 5 years.
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