Councilwoman Sexton Smith to partner with JBS to distribute fresh food products in District 4

January 17, 2019

Louisville – In an effort to help those who have a hard time getting to a grocery for fresh food, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) is partnering with JBS (formerly Swift Co.) to distribute 75 fresh pork loins on Friday, January 18th.

“I want to thank JBS for their efforts to help us bring these fresh food products to a group of people who have a difficult time getting to and from the grocery because of changing economics in our community,” said Sexton Smith.

JBS general manager Pete Charboneau said, “JBS and our employees are pleased to be able to help feed hungry people in Louisville. We commend Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith for her efforts to help seniors who are struggling to pay for housing and food as well as their medicines."           

The 75 fresh pork loins will be distributed to residents at Cedars of Mt. Lebanon Apartments located at 2223 Magazine Street. The distribution will begin at 2:00pm.

The JBS meatpacking plant in Butchertown has more than 1100 employees at the Louisville plant. Most are members of UFCW Local 227. Almost a third of the employees are immigrants and many of those are refugees from war-torn countries or other dangerous areas of the world.

“Donations such as these show a concern from both the private and public sector about making sure everyone has fresh food products,” said the Councilwoman. “The options for these residents and everyone in the area have become more challenging since we have ten fewer grocery stores in our community.”

For more information about the food distribution, contact Councilwoman Sexton Smith’s office at 502-574-1104.