Community Involvement

Community involvement is an essential ingredient in our company’s culture.

Our mission statement–Enrich Lives–means that we want to be an agent for change. At Butterball® Farms, Inc., we work to give back to the local community and the world around us.

Serving actively in our community, Mark Peters, CEO of Butterball® Farms, Inc., is an inspiration to the Butterball® Farms, Inc. Family of Companies.

Mark’s dedication to the Grand Rapids community is reflected in our corporate culture. We strive to share Mark’s passion, doing more than simply giving back. We believe everyone benefits when we invest in the people where we live and work.

We are proud to partner with and support other companies and organizations that value their people and communities.

Our Prestigious Honors and Awards

BRC Certification, Graded AA, 2016

BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification program, used by over 23,000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certification bodies.

The Standards guarantee the standardization of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.

Redzone Community, 2016 Award Nominee

“The Redzone program focuses on the operations management team taking ownership for their opportunities and improvements. It’s an emphasis on action, making the best working practices habitual and putting reviews in place that move the performance dial.”

2015 Innovation Award – Jack-in-the-Box

This award was presented to Butterball® Farms, Inc. for outstanding leadership in innovation and partnership in new product development.

McDonald’s Supplier Summit–People First Award 2013 – Butterball Farms, Inc.

The People First award recognizes suppliers who demonstrate their commitment to the people, embrace diversity, and proactively develop talent and resource plans that benefit mutual organizations. Mark, and Butterball® Farms, Inc., has a reputation for making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities.

Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Semi-Finalist 2012 – Mark Peters

Celebrating the country’s most innovative business leaders, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year is recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country. As an award semi-finalist, Mark has demonstrated leadership in innovation, financial performance, and commitment to his business and community.


Organizations We Are Proud to Support

Relay for Life – June 11 & 12 , 2016

Butterball® Farms sponsored a team for this year’s Relay For Life event at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. In addition to Butterball® Farms’ ongoing commitment to Relay For Life, 2016 year marks the sixth consecutive year of support for this important event.


The SOURCE is a not-for-profit employee-support organization that helps employees retain their jobs, receive training to enhance employment, and move into better positions within or across companies.

In the Image

In the Image links used clothing, housewares, furniture, and appliances with families in need in a manner that enhances dignity, embraces choice, and encourages participation. Butterball® Farms, Inc. will be participating and sponsoring their “Fore the Kids” golf outing this year.

The Potter’s House

The Potter’s House is an innovative school in a multicultural, urban setting that provides solid Christian education for a broad range of children who might not normally have the opportunity to attend a faith-based school.

2016-2017 Butterball® Farms, Inc. Scholarship to The Potter’s House

The 2014-2015 Scholarship winner is Victor Lynde. Victor’s goal is to become a high school teacher focusing on English, History, and Bible. “While my future is still in the hands of the Lord,” says Victor, “I have a plan for accomplishing what has been set before me. I want to be the kind of person who can do for other as my teachers have done for me.”

Broadway Grand Rapids Education Programs

The primary goal of Broadway Grand Rapids Education Programs is to connect learners of all ages to the performing arts by offering a range of programs suited to a variety of learner needs.