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United for Grocery Workers Relief Fund#ALICEisAlwaysEssential
United Way of Southeast Louisiana, the New Orleans Council on Aging, and Entergy New Orleans are proud to announce a contribution from New Orleans native Anthony Mackie to launch the United for Grocery Workers Relief Fund to support struggling grocery store employees throughout Orleans Parish.
The fund will provide a one-time $150 direct credit toward workers’ Entergy New Orleans utility bills.
Hourly-wage jobs, like grocery store workers, are often not afforded the same basic workplace protections – like paid sick leave and adequate health care – of jobs with higher wages and annual salaries, which leaves individuals in these positions especially vulnerable to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The partners want the community to recognize these employees are essential workers year-round – not just in a state of emergency – while providing much need financial support to those in need.
Applicants must complete the application below and meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Work in a Louisiana-owned grocery store in Orleans Parish
Grocery Stores include, but not limited to:
- Aeren’s Supermarket
- Big Easy Fresh Market
- Breaux Mart
- Dryade’s Public Market
- Ideal Market
- Lakeview Grocery
- Nesbits Market
- New Orleans Food Co-Op
- Provide current pay stub to show proof of employment
- Provide current Entergy New Orleans power bill to show proof of residence (address on pay stub must match power bill)