January 22, 2018

Local 1149 and JBS Donate to Local Schools in Iowa

UFCW Local 1149 Vice President and Walking Steward Mike Graves (left) and JBS Human Resources Director Stacey Santillan (right) present a check to Fisher Elementary School Principal Mark Lee.

UFCW Local 1149 and JBS USA gave back to the Marshalltown, Iowa, community by providing $1,000 donations to six local elementary schools on Jan. 3. This is the second year that UFCW Local 1149 and JBS USA have donated to elementary schools in the Marshalltown Community School District.

The donations, which come from a multicultural fund created by the UFCW and JBS USA, will be used to fund technology, literacy curriculum, playground equipment and other items for local elementary school children.

Mike Graves, UFCW Local 1149 vice president and walking steward at JBS, and Stacey Santillan, director of Human Resources at JBS USA, delivered the checks to all six elementary school principals.

“It’s something we wanted to do for the community,” Graves said.

“We’re proud that our good union jobs allow us to partner with JBS to help kids in our community,” said UFCW Local 1149 President Roger Kail.