Pilgrim’s Natchitoches 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 Northwestern State University (NSU) Health Services Clinic, the clinic will be held on Aug. 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the NSU Campus (175 Sam Sibley Dr.).
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. Anyone who gets their first dose of the vaccine at the clinic will also receive a free case of chicken. Nearly 55% of Pilgrim’s Natchitoches team members have been vaccinated to date.
“As we gear up for the start of another school year, it is important to make sure you’re protecting your loved ones and neighbors by preventing the spread of Covid-19,” said Mark Haecker, Pilgrim’s Natchitoches complex manager. “Come show your commitment to the Natchitoches community by rolling up a sleeve and enter for the chance to win free meat for a year.”
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.
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