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

Press Release Jul 28, 2021
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Pilgrim’s Elberton 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 Elbert County Health Department, the clinic will be held on July 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McWilliams Park (1041 Mobley Hill Rd.) during the Back to School Carnival.

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 67% of Pilgrim’s Elberton team members have been vaccinated to date.

“As our children head back to school, there’s no better time to come together as a community and encourage Covid-19 vaccination,” said Peaches Diaz, Pilgrim’s Elberton complex human resources manager. “Protecting our team members, loved ones and neighbors is a top priority, and we are proud to make this clinic possible for our community.”

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.