Throughout the pandemic, grocery-store workers have been some of the country’s most essential workers, keeping the shelves stocked with fresh and dry goods, and, in many places, beer and wine, to sustain our communities through the crisis. The risk to their health is significant: Among the members of the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) alone, 97 grocery workers have died and 7,188 have been infected. Now that many stores have stopped paying hazard pay, Kendall-Jackson has partnered with the United Way to launch the Grocery Worker Relief Fund. The fund will offer emergency support, mainly in the form of cash cards, and will connect workers with holistic local help through the 211 network, a national social services helpline. Kendall-Jackson has pledged $2 million through August 2030.
To donate to the fund, visit unitedway.org/groceryrelief.
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