As communities around the world cope with the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, we are faced with one of the most challenging times in nearly a generation. My heart goes out to all those stricken by this deadly virus and to all who have lost beloved family and friends. Every day I read inspirational stories about brave people working tirelessly in hospitals and makeshift healthcare facilities across this nation, and I am humbled by their personal sacrifices and unwavering dedication to saving lives. These people are the true definition of essential workers, and we’ll have them to thank for helping us get through this crisis.
Similarly, our predicament has been immeasurably improved by countless distribution and delivery people, farmers and food service employees. They are not only keeping food on our tables, but they are also supporting and sustaining our now crippled economy. These courageous workers and the companies they represent