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

Press Release Aug 10, 2021
Woman receives vaccine

Pilgrim’s Nacogdoches 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 NMC Health Network, the clinic will be held on Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the C.L. Simon Recreation Center (202 E. Pilar St.) in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month.                   

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. Nearly 60% of Pilgrim’s Nacogdoches team members have been vaccinated to date.

“August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and there’s no better time for our community members to roll up a sleeve and do their part to help end the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Kevin Touchstone, Pilgrim’s Nacogdoches complex manager. “Thank you to our city and county officials for supporting this important vaccine initiative. We encourage everyone to come out and join us in taking the first step to protect our community and save lives.”

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.