To make sure our volunteering, sponsorships and donations have the most meaningful impact, we target our efforts to support local initiatives throughout our communities. Many of our contributions benefit schools, hospitals and youth organizations. We also 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.
We do not set companywide giving or volunteering targets; instead, each facility has an annual budget dedicated to supporting local initiatives and communities. While some facilities focus on working to better the lives of local youth, others choose to assist in the 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 community 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.