Pilgrim’s to Host Waco Vaccination Clinic, Give Away Free Meat for a Year

Press Release Aug 19, 2021
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Pilgrim’s Waco 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 Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, the clinic will be held on Aug. 26 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bellmead Civic Center (3900 Parrish St.).

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 65% of Pilgrim’s Waco team members have been vaccinated to date.

“We’re all in this together to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our neighbors against Covid-19, and the best way to do that is by getting vaccinated,” said Sarah Boyd, Pilgrim’s Waco plant human resources manager. “This vaccination clinic is a great opportunity for the Waco community to come out and do their part to help put an end to the pandemic.”

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.