South Omaha Boys & Girls Club renames Cafeteria, JBS Kids Café,
after JBS Omaha’s recent support and $100,000 investment
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands is pleased to announce that thanks to a $100,000 investment with the Clubs, the South Omaha Boys & Girls Club cafeteria is being renamed the JBS Kids Café. The ribbon cutting and naming ceremony will take place Friday, Oct. 2, 3:00 p.m. at the South Omaha Boys & Girls Club.
JBS Omaha is located in the historic stockyards section of South Omaha. The facility provides customers throughout the U.S. with high-quality beef from America’s heartland. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, JBS USA reached out to the Boys & Girls Clubs to see how they could help their community during such a challenging time. Immediately, JBS Omaha began to provide support to the Clubs’ evening meal program, paying for more than 4,600 meals to the South Omaha community.
JBS Omaha wanted to make an even greater impact, and began talking about how they could support Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands even more. Their $100,000 investment, part of the company’s Hometown Strong initiative, to the Clubs will help provide many essential resources, and because of this investment the new JBS Kids Café will be a testament to their commitment to the Clubs.
“We are proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs to make this meaningful investment in our community,” said JBS Omaha Plant Manager John Beasley. “Through our Hometown Strong program, we want to strengthen the well-being of the Omaha area and improve the lives of our neighbors.”
“Studies show that a healthy and nutritious meal vastly improves a child’s ability to learn and grow. My heartfelt thanks to JBS for sponsoring our dining facility, aptly named JBS Kids Café! Much like a racing car, our Club members need good fuel (meals) to go further and faster to reach their full potential. Thanks again, JBS!” Said Francisco “Paco” Fuentes, South Omaha Boys & Girls Club Unit Director.