Councilwoman Sexton Smith thanks JBS (formerly Swift) for second meat donation of 2000 lbs. to help those in need

April 23, 2020

Louisville – For a second time this month, JBS (formally Swift) increased its help to the community with another generous donation of 2000 pounds of pork products to nonprofits agencies to help those in need during the COVID 19 crisis. 

“Once again, JBS is extending a helping hand with this important donation to help families and those who are struggling through this crisis,” said Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4). “Thank you does not begin to describe our appreciation for this important contribution from the private sector to the nonprofits and faith leaders. We are all working together during this greatest time of need,”

On Wednesday morning, Representatives from Dare to Care received 49 boxes fillets, 18 boxes of loins, and 12 boxes of ground pork. Southwest Community Ministries, Newburg (Peace Presbyterian), Zion, Greater Israel, Galilee and 1st Gethsemane received 8 boxes of fillets, 3 boxes of loins and 2 boxes of ground pork at the JBS Louisville production facility Story Avenue.

“Families are in need all over Jefferson County and the Southwest Community Ministries is seeing growing numbers of requests and are trying to assist with food and financial help,” said Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14). “Donations like this are truly appreciated because we know we are at our best when private and public groups work together.”

 “This donation will go a long way in help families in need in our area. The Peace Presbyterian Church Food Bank has seen a large demand for help especially during in this current crisis, “said Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2). “Pork products and meats are desperately needed to helping out and I thank JBS for their generosity.”

Dare to Care partners with nearly 300 local social service agencies, such as food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens to distribute food to our community. In the past year, Dare to Care and our partners provided more than 19 million meals to our community.

If you would like to donate to help Dare to Care, go to:

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If you would like to help others recover from the economic effect of the COVID 19 virus, then help out with a donation to the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund at: