By Maria Montecristo
The grocery workers in our communities make a difference every day. Offering a helping hand to an elderly neighbor, delivering groceries to those who feel safe at home, or showing up on the frontlines during this pandemic - grocery workers support our communities in the face of crisis.
Kendall-Jackson and United Way Worldwide created the Grocery Worker's Appreciation Fund to show thanks and appreciation for all they do. The fund offers cash cards up to $250 to grocery workers to help with unexpected expenses and urgent needs, including health care and auto repairs.
Kendall-Jackson is one of America's most well-known family-run wineries. For over three decades in the wine business, Kendall-Jackson has built a reputation based on consistently fine wines available nationwide in national grocery stores, boutique wine retailers, and restaurants. Kendall-Jackson has pledged $2 million to the Grocery Worker's Appreciation Fund, managed by United Way Worldwide, through August 2030.
Employees of grocery stores in the United States can apply for a cash card. Applications for the program are accepted on the first day of each month. By contacting 211 services in your area, you can see if you're eligible for the up to $250 cash card. The 211 program provides detailed information about the Grocery Worker's Appreciation Fund and referrals to other programs available in your area, such as rent assistance, utility payment, food, transportation, and healthcare. To find your local 211 service, simply dial 211 or visit 211.org and enter your zip code and state.
The public can also DONATE to the Grocery Workers' Appreciation Fund and show your appreciation for the workers at your local grocery store.