LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Throughout the pandemic, a number of people who provide something we all need have continued working.
Health care workers and teachers are among them.
So are supermarket employees.
As a result, the Food Industry Association designated February 22 "Supermarket Employee Day."
One local worker says it's appreciated after a challenging year.
Emily Sue Fuchs is a supervisor at Woodman's in Onalaska. She says, "We've had excellent customers since before the pandemic [but] especially since it's begun. We've had customers buy us random things for appreciation and we've put them in our break room. Or, they buy us flowers or just say 'thank you,' and you know, they just appreciate what we're doing."
Throughout the country the Association says more than 40,000 individual stores sell food and grocery items.