JBS USA to Hold Lenoir Vaccination Clinic, Give Away Free Meat for a Year

Press Release Aug 17, 2021
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JBS Lenoir 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 Caldwell County Health Department, the clinic will be held on Aug. 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center (313 Greenhaven Dr. NW).

As part of the JBS USA mission to vaccinate Americans in the rural 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. Clinic attendees are also invited to enjoy a cook out, and the Caldwell County Ministerial Alliance, Lenoir and Hudson First Baptist churches will be giving away backpacks during the event. To date, more than half of JBS Lenoir team members have been vaccinated. 

“The Covid-19 pandemic is not over, and it is increasingly important to take it seriously and get your vaccine,” said Shannan Lowman, JBS Lenoir general manager. “We encourage everyone to do their part to protect our community by getting 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.