Get Food Pantry Workers Vaccinated

Get Food Pantry Workers Vaccinated

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Camila Grande started this petition to New York Governor and

Help us demand vaccines for the workers who serve one of the most at-risk populations.

As unemployment continues to rise during the course of this pandemic, there has been a surge of individuals and families needing assistance from food pantries across the state. As someone who has been working at a food pantry since the beginning of this pandemic, I can attest to the growing number of people we've had to serve.

Gov. Cuomo had previously stated that food pantry workers are essential during the pandemic but has since rescinded this statement, saying "Although food pantry employees working directly in homeless shelters are eligible to begin scheduling their vaccinations, employees of food pantries not located at or in homeless shelters remain ineligible."

Food pantry workers come in contact with hundreds of people each week and most of them being high-risk due to their low socio-economic background which leads to higher risk of health issues. 

It is morally wrong to act like people who use food pantry services need less protection than those who are able to shop at supermarkets and this recent statement from the Gov. shows that he places less value on the lives of those who are already struggling.

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