Grocery store employees are now on the frontlines making sure shelves are stocked and America has access to essential items during the COVID-19 pandemic.
That’s why St. Simons Island, Georgia-based Farm Rich created Snacktion Heroes, a new initiative to celebrate America’s grocery workers. In April, residents throughout the U.S. were asked to nominate a local grocery store employee to be recognized as a superhero while supporting critical needs in the areas they reside.
Nominations were sought for deserving grocery store employees, truck or delivery drivers or anyone who helped get groceries to families and individuals. These people would have a chance to be spotlighted as Snacktion Heroes.
In April, 586 nominations were submitted from across the country, from Novato, California, to Clermont, Florida. While all of these nominees are considered “heroes” for their dedication and work, 20 individuals were randomly selected to be part of the Snacktion Heroes team, with additional recognition and donations made in their name to local food banks and pantries. Farm Rich is donating $10,000 to hunger relief organizations in local communities as part of this initiative, including Greensburg Bread of Life, Estacada Food Bank, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Gleaners Food Bank and more.
“We are all so incredibly grateful for the dedicated, hardworking grocery store employees across the country who are helping to get food on tables during this quarantine period,” said Ciera Womack, Farm Rich senior marketing manager. “Snacktion Heroes is just one small way we can celebrate their commitment while also providing food for families who may be in need at this time.”
- Jamee Reed (Greensburg, Indiana);
- David Koehn (Wichita, Kansas);
- Tom Bartlett (Palm Valley, Florida);
- Te Dragg (Weatherford, Oklahoma);
- Donna Crowe (Cocoa Beach, Florida);
- Kimmarie Hernandez (Rio Rancho, New Mexico);
- Elizabeth Harlon (Estacada, Oregon);
- Robert Vess (Sevierville, Tennessee);
- Brianna Wilson (Greensburg, Indiana);
- Laura Drummond (Cedar Springs, Michigan);
- Katherine W. (Columbia, South Carolina);
- Brett B. (Hillsboro, Ohio);
- Dana Friedman (Novato, California);
- Bonnie Shepard (Clermont, Florida);
- Sherry Gibson (Edmond, Oklahoma);
- Katherine Reiter (Little Rock, Arkansas);
- Collin Fenton (Collinsville, Illinois);
- Shana Tirey (Greensburg, Indiana);
- Shane Kirk (Ashland, Kentucky); and
- Chiqui D. (San Antonio, Texas).
A division of Rich Products, Farm Rich is a frozen snacks and appetizers brand.