Recognizing our supermarket heroes during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March, when businesses were forced to close their doors and the people to shut themselves up in their homes to prevent contagion, it was the supermarket works who bravely remained in their jobs, exposing themselves to the deadly virus.
To this day, these men and women continue to do their duty as front-line employees serving families so that they do not lack food and basic goods in their homes.
According to the report “A Basic Demographic Profile of Workers in Frontline Industries” released by the Center for Economic and Policy Research Analysis last April, of the 6.8 million frontline workers in the supermarket, convenience store and drugstore industries in the U.S., 18.5% are Hispanic.
During this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, Abasto Magazine honors Hispanic workers as supermarket heroes because of their service and dedication to serving our communities.
The National Supermarket Association and its Florida chapter also join and celebrate our front-line workers. They’ve shared with us images of employees of some of the Hispanic supermarkets that are members of this association on the East Coast.