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JBS to give $2.7 million to Marshalltown

GREELEY, Colo. – Through the Hometown Strong initiative, JBS on Wednesday announced plans to donate $2.7 million to help Marshalltown respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the community’s future.

JBS is working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs. All projects will be determined by the end of the year.

“We are proud to be part of the Marshalltown community, and we recognize our responsibility to do more than just produce food during this critical time in our country,” said Todd Carl, general manager of JBS Marshalltown. “We want to partner closely with the community to make meaningful and lasting investments that will benefit our team members, their families and our neighbors now and in the future.”

“As Marshalltown’s largest employer, JBS has once again stepped up to make Marshalltown stronger,” said Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer. “Not only has JBS invested significant resources in protecting the workplace for its hard-working staff, it is also now contributing to make Marshalltown, more than ever, the place to work, live, learn and play.”

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.

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