California Secretary of Food and Agriculture Karen Ross Expresses Gratitude to Retail Industry
SACRAMENTO, CA - As we all continue to follow stay-at-home mandates to flatten the curve, a little acknowledgment goes a long way, especially for essential workers. Those in the agricultural, retail, medical, and transportation fields are but a few industries on the frontlines of this pandemic, working to keep our community functioning and healthy. California Secretary of Food and Agriculture Karen Ross highlighted these brave workers in her message of thanks to the retail industry for stepping up during our country’s time of need.
“Our California farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers understand the challenge this crisis has delivered to our retailer partners: to manage adequate supply, maintain efficient distribution, and most of all provide a safe shopping environment for customers and employees. All of this has been accomplished with a level of care, service, and dedication that makes us proud to be part of your supply chain,” stated Ross in her letter of gratitude.
As a record number of shoppers head to their local grocery store to stock up on much-needed food items during shelter-in-place orders, the nation’s retailers, grocers, and distributors continue to keep shelves stocked and food flowing, stated the press release.
In the letter, Ross recognizes the efforts of in-store employees, direct-to-consumer servers, retailer managers, and warehouse workers pulling double shifts and truck drivers adding routes. The letter also offers a promise from the agriculture community to continue to provide nutritious food for retailers to serve the community.
“Each harvest provides a brighter future, and together we will do what we’ve always done to provide healthy nutritious food (and beautiful flowers) for your customers, our neighbors, and communities across this state and nation,” said Ross.
To view the full letter, please click here.
From the bottom of our hearts over here at ANUK, we thank those continuing to provide for the community every day.