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

Press Release Jul 28, 2021
Woman receives vaccine

Pilgrim’s Douglas 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. The clinic will be held on July 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the C.E. Weir Center (307 E. Bryan Street) during the City of Douglas Parks and Recreation Day.

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. Over half of Pilgrim’s Douglas team members have been vaccinated to date.

“We’re all in this together to take the necessary precautions and help end the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Mark Dean, Pilgrim’s Douglas complex manager. “Receiving your vaccine is the first step to protecting your family, your neighbors and our community, and we’re proud to host this event to provide the first dose for those who need it.”

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.