GREELEY, Colo. – In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, The Kroger Co. and Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a subsidiary of JBS USA, announced a joint commitment to donate 80,000 lbs. of Just Bare brand chicken to support the communities affected by the natural disaster. The two companies are working with Feeding America to distribute approximately 750,000 meals to multiple food banks in North and South Carolina where the recovery process is ongoing.
“It has been humbling to watch communities come together to support one another in this time of need,” said Felix Turner, Kroger corporate affairs manager. “We are proud to partner with Pilgrim’s to provide this donation of Just Bare Chicken to communities in need and believe it will make a difference to those families who are in the midst of recovering and rebuilding.”
Just after the mid-September hurricane, Pilgrim’s also donated 19,000 lbs. of chicken and 180,000 meals as part of its relief efforts. Pilgrim’s employees in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia provided food, bottled water and clothing in addition to volunteering to assist in cleanup and recovery efforts.
“Our commitment to people extends beyond the dinner table,” said Jayson Penn, president, Pilgrim’s USA. “We have several facilities and family farm partners in the Carolinas in the areas impacted by Florence and we are humbled to work alongside true partners such as Kroger, who share the same passion and commitment for supporting others and cultivating a sense of community.”