In honor of the unprecedented challenges that local supermarket employees have overcome during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the city of Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen recently proclaimed Feb. 22, 2021, Supermarket Employee Day.
In making awarding the proclamation, the aldermen cited the “hard work and exemplary customer service of the city’s supermarket employees, who met and exceeded the challenges of the pandemic by keeping grocery shelves stocked under extraordinary circumstances.”
In addition to issuing a formal proclamation in honor of supermarket employees, city officials visited employees at the Town Square Schnucks to thank them for their efforts.
“Our supermarket heroes have shown tremendous courage and dedication throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Mayor David C. Zucker said. “Their dedication helped ensure that our community had access to safe, healthy, affordable food during these difficult times.”
According to a press release issued by the city, there are nearly 6 million supermarket employees throughout the United States. In the Dardenne Prairie area, nearly 580 food retail jobs generate approximately $68.6 million in economic activity annually.
“These local supermarket heroes also volunteer and provide leadership and community outreach in the Dardenne Prairie community,” the release said.
“As consumer demand continues to grow, the need for supermarket employees is greater than ever,” Zucker said. “We are grateful for their ongoing commitment to supporting the health and well-being of our community.”