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

Press Release Aug 17, 2021
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JBS Plainwell 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 Allegan County Health Department, the clinic will be held on Aug. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Allegan.

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. Anyone receiving a vaccine will also get a free half strip loin. To date, more than 75% of JBS Plainwell team members have been vaccinated. 

“Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones and prevent the spread of Covid-19,” said Nick Harrington, JBS Plainwell human resources director. “We invite everyone to come together and support this important effort to vaccinate our community with the added bonus of a 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.