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

Press Release Jul 21, 2021
Woman receives vaccine

JBS Marshalltown today announced it will hold a free Covid-19 vaccine clinic and give away free meat for a year to one lucky winner who gets vaccinated. In partnership with the McFarland Clinic, vaccines will be administered on July 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the north parking lot of JBS Marshalltown (402 N. 10th Ave.).

As part of the JBS USA mission to vaccinate Americans in the rural communities where the company operates, it is awarding one winner who receives their first vaccine at the clinic with free beef, pork and chicken to feed a family of four for a year. Clinic attendees can enjoy burgers and brats onsite, and everyone who gets vaccinated will receive a free half pork loin. Nearly 90% of JBS Marshalltown team members have been vaccinated to date. 

“Not only is our team inching closer to complete vaccination status, but we are also committed to providing these life-saving vaccines to the Marshalltown community and our region,” said Todd Carl, JBS Marshalltown plant manager. “We encourage everyone to come by and do their part with an 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 compared with a vaccination rate of only 49% for the U.S. population.

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.