While talent is distributed randomly, opportunity isn't.

That’s why Pilgrim’s is committed to creating opportunity for our team members and communities.

Pilgrim's Tomorrow Fund

In 2019, Pilgrim’s U.S. launched the Tomorrow Fund, a scholarship program to support the collegiate scholastic pursuits of our team members and their direct dependents. Our vision is to become the best and most respected company in our industry, creating opportunities for a better future for our team members. In line with this pursuit, we established the Tomorrow Fund to help our team members achieve their dreams and create a better future for themselves and their families through education. Every year, an eligible student from each of our 30 processing facilities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, plus our corporate office, will be awarded a full-ride scholarship to an eligible university of their choice. Our goal is to invest $2 million in the Pilgrim’s Tomorrow Fund scholarship recipients, by 2025.

The Tomorrow Fund will support team members and direct dependents pursuing an initial bachelor’s degree, an accredited vocational-technical certification, or an associate degree. Award recipients will participate in a Pilgrim’s mentorship program and will be extended internship offers for the summer at Pilgrim’s locations across the country.

At Pilgrim’s, we believe that our people are our greatest strength. The Tomorrow Fund provides Pilgrim’s an opportunity to invest in the future, support our local communities and improve the lives of our team members and their families through empowerment, education and personal growth. We are excited to award our inaugural class of Tomorrow Fund leaders with a full-ride scholarship for the Fall 2020 term.

Pilgrim’s U.S.: Wanek Center

In 2019, the Pilgrim’s production facility in Arcadia, WI, donated $100,000 to the Arcadia Education Foundation in support of the Wanek Center, a new community recreation and event center located on the campus of the Arcadia School District. The Pilgrim’s donation will fund the primary community room and studio on the first floor of the facility.

The 71,500-square-foot Wanek Center will be used for wellness and recreational activities and will include a community gym, arena, indoor run/walk track, fitness center, exercise studio, community meeting room, adult and youth activity spaces and the Arcadia Public Library.