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Pilgrim’s hosts Russellville vaccination clinic with free meat giveaway

Pilgrim’s of Russellville has 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 Medical Center Pharmacy, the clinic will be held Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in conjunction with the Franklin County Watermelon Festival in downtown Russellville.

As part of Pilgrim’s goal to vaccinate Americans in the rural communities where the company operates, it is awarding one winner who gets their first vaccine at the clinic with free beef, pork and chicken to feed a family of four for a year.

Attendees may also enjoy free snacks at the event.

More than 61 percent of Pilgrim’s Russellville team members have been vaccinated to date, according to the company.

“There’s no better time to do your part to help the community by getting your COVID-19 vaccine,” said Jamie Young, Pilgrim’s Russellville complex manager. “We invite everyone to come out, receive a free vaccine and enter for a 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 on-site 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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