JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Grocery store workers across Missouri were honored today for their efforts during the pandemic.
Governor Mike Parson met with employees at the Hy-Vee in Jefferson City to announce supermarket employee day in Missouri.
There are around 100,000 grocery store workers across the shoe-me state.
Supermarkets in Missouri also make up a $10 billion dollar industry.
The governor says supermarket employees have spent the last 11 months caring for others.
Gov. Mike Parson says, "And I can't tell you how difficult the last 11 months have been for me as the governor, but also for you that had to come to work every day, do your job to take care of the rest of this people state."
Columbia Mayor Brian Treece also honored grocery store workers in Columbia today with a similar proclamation.