JBS USA to Give Away Free Meat for a Year at Louisville Vaccination Clinic

Press Release Aug 19, 2021
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JBS Louisville today announced it will hold a free Covid-19 vaccine clinic and give away free meat for a year to one lucky winner. In partnership with the Louisville Urban League and Norton Healthcare, the clinic will be held on Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center.

As part of the JBS USA mission to vaccinate Americans in the communities where the company operates, it is awarding one winner at the clinic who receives their first vaccine with free beef, pork and poultry to feed a family of four for a year. To date, more than 80% of JBS Louisville team members have been vaccinated. 

“Receiving your Covid-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, loved ones and neighbors from the spread of the virus,” said Pete Charboneau, JBS Louisville general manager. “We encourage everyone to roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated with the added bonus of the chance to win free meat for a year.”

JBS USA has promoted vaccination among its workforce of more than 66,000 employees with great success. The company’s vaccination program includes onsite clinics, paid time off, a $100 incentive bonus and a multi-lingual education campaign. As a result of these efforts, nearly 70% of its U.S. workforce has been vaccinated.

The vaccination rate of team members at many of the JBS facilities exceeds the average rate of vaccination in the surrounding community by more than 2-3 times. JBS USA wants to help change this dynamic and raise local community vaccination rates to help safeguard its hometowns across the country. 

The JBS USA “Your Shot at Free Meat for a Year” sweepstakes campaign builds on the company’s Hometown Strong initiative, which is contributing more than $70 million to support its local communities across the country during the pandemic. Learn more here.