“Grocery store employees are likely to be at heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, with those in customer-facing roles 5 times as likely to test positive as their colleagues in other positions… What's more, among those testing positive, three out of four had no symptoms, suggesting these key workers could be an important reservoir of infection.”
- ScienceDaily.com, Oct. 30, 2020
Grocery Workers have been working and dying during this pandemic. They are put at risk daily due to COVID-19 but have remained dedicated to providing for their community.
The grocery employers’ profits continue to skyrocket with Safeway/Albertsons’ rising 270% and Fred Meyer/QFC’s profits up by 99.8%. Meanwhile, it has been widely reported that supermarket chains have raised prices during the pandemic (click here to learn more).
Grocery Workers have not only had an increase in their mental and physical stress, but they have also had a financial strain during this crisis. This includes purchasing their own PPE, COVID-tests, needing additional childcare due to school closings, and losing pay due to illness or exposure.
Safe Food App
We hope you will download our new app this will allow you to share the email link, get updates on workers, help raise funds for local food pantries and even earn prizes for yourself!
DOWNLOAD THE APP AND FOLLOW THESE STEPS
Choose “Find Your Organization”
Click on SAFE FOOD
Click on Sign Up button
Click on “I don’t have a code” at bottom of screen
Click Continue button
Enter your First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Mobile Number and choose a Password
Begin Taking Action!
Every month, the app will have great information, opportunities to win grocery store gift cards and even a donation for a local food pantry!