Frontline: Grocery Workers
NPR illustrates stories of grocery workers as the fight to stay healthy during a pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, grocery stores have become vital resources. Oftentimes the local supermarket is the only trip outside of the house that people are making anymore. Without these stores, Americans would be starving, yet many of these workers are paid at or just above minimum wage and have no health insurance or paid sick leave.
NPR’s Visual journalist Sarah Mirk spoke to 30 grocery store workers and came up with a series of images to explain what it is like to be on the frontlines of a pandemic. Below is what she came up with.