To make sure our efforts have the most meaningful impact, we target our support to local initiatives throughout our communities. Our contributions benefit schools, hospitals and youth organizations—just to name a few. We have a long history of partnering with a wide variety of non-profit organizations in local communities, and each of our facilities encourages its team members to take every opportunity to be active stewards of their community. This locally focused approach allows Pilgrim’s to have the greatest impact.
Each facility has an annual budget dedicated to supporting local initiatives and communities. While some facilities focus on bettering the lives of local youth, others fight to alleviate hunger in their communities.
Each Pilgrim’s facility is encouraged to follow some basic guidelines for partnering with the community and determining the best use of the funds. While we do not have set qualifications for our charitable support, we prioritize organizations that:
- Support the disadvantaged and those in need
- Prevent modern slavery and support victims of modern slavery
- Improve the development and well-being of youth
- Promote agriculture
- Support our team members
- Promote acceptance and diversity
- Support our local communities
Keeping these criteria in mind, each facility’s human resources director and general manager support organizations and civic functions that they believe will have the greatest impact on their community. We strive to provide a balance between providing financial support and in-person volunteer hours that match community requests.