Good Deed: Pilgrim's supports local community as part of Hometown Strong initiative

Good Deed

Pilgrim's announced plans to invest $600,000 to support Chattanooga's future. Pilgrim's has been working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs in three key areas: food insecurity, community infrastructure and well-being, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts.

"As proud members of the Chattanooga community, we are grateful for the opportunity to support our neighbors through the Hometown Strong initiative," James Bradford, Pilgrim's Chattanooga complex manager, said.

A $372,000 contribution is being made to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen to support a remodel of the facility to include expanding the kitchen and adding new, larger appliances that will increase the number of meals the organization can provide to the community by 40%.

"We are grateful to Pilgrim's for this opportunity to partner in service to our hungry, homeless and vulnerable neighbors throughout the community," said Jens Christensen, chief executive officer, Chattanooga Community Kitchen.