JBS USA to Hold Souderton Vaccination Clinics, Give Away Free Meat for a Year

Press Release Aug 02, 2021
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JBS Souderton today announced it will hold free Covid-19 vaccine clinics and give away free meat for a year to two lucky winners (one per clinic). In partnership with the Montgomery County Community College (MCCC), the Montgomery County Immunization Coalition and Giant Food Pharmacy, the first clinic will be held on Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MCCC Advanced Technology Center (340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell). The second clinic will be held Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MCCC South Hall Community Room (101 College Drive).

As part of the JBS USA mission to vaccinate Americans in the rural communities where the company operates, it is awarding one winner at each clinic who receives their first vaccine with free beef, pork and poultry to feed a family of four for a year. Over 73% of JBS Souderton team members have been vaccinated to date. 

“Vaccination is the first line of defense against the Covid-19 pandemic, and I am proud we can help provide these life-saving resources for our community,” said Adrian Ramos, JBS Souderton plant manager. “We invite our community to come out, roll up a sleeve and enter for 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 compared with a vaccination rate of only 50% 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.