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

Press Release Jul 26, 2021
Woman receives vaccine

Pilgrim’s Sumter 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 Prisma Health, the clinic will be held on July 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sumter County Civic Center, (700 W. Liberty St.) in conjunction with the High Five 2 Change Back-to-School Jamboree.                         

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. Sumter County has the fourth-lowest rate of fully vaccinated residents in the state.

“We’re putting the Covid-19 vaccine on everyone’s back-to-school list this year,” said Keith Martin, Pilgrim’s Sumter complex manager. “Vaccination is the best way to help stop the spread of Covid-19, and through this sweepstakes, we hope to encourage members of the Sumter community to do their part.”

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.