Pilgrim’s to Hold Athens Vaccination Clinic, Give Away Free Meat for a Year

Press Release Jul 26, 2021
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Pilgrim’s Athens 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 Clarke County Health Department, the clinic will be held on July 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their office (345 N. Harris St., Athens).                                   

As part of Pilgrim’s goal 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.

“The health and safety of our team members, their loved ones and the larger Athens community is a top priority,” said Corey Watson, Pilgrim’s Athens complex manager. “We invite everyone to come out and join us in the fight against Covid-19 by receiving their first dose of the vaccine.”

Pilgrim’s has promoted vaccination among its workforce of more than 31,000 U.S. 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. Pilgrim’s wants to help raise local community vaccination rates to help safeguard its hometowns across the country. 

The Pilgrim’s “Your Shot at Free Meat for a Year” sweepstakes campaign builds on the company’s Hometown Strong initiative, a $20 million investment in local communities where Pilgrim’s operates. Learn more here.