Dr. Richard Pan, Sacramento Labor Groups and SactoMoFo Come Together to Feed Essential Workers on the COVID-19 Frontline

April 29, 2020

Leaders Launch “Feeding the Frontlines: Catering to the Needs of Essential Workers” and Serve Lunch UC Davis Health Workers


SACRAMENTO, CA – As workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis risk their lives to save ours, Dr. Richard Pan, the Sacramento Central Labor Council, the Labor Project for Working Families and SactoMoFo launch “Feeding the Frontlines: Catering to the Needs of Essential Workers”.  Feeding the Frontlines will be launched on May Day, and will serve lunch to different essential workers, like those working in grocery stores, farms and warehouses on Fridays.

“As we shelter-in-place to protect ourselves and our community, essential workers continue to work in hospitals, grocery stores, warehouses and farms, despite the risk to themselves and their families,” said Dr. Richard Pan. “These workers are heroes and we recognize their sacrifices and declare our commitment to keeping them safe by not spreading disease. The people of the Sacramento region are caring and generous, and we protest shelter-in-place opponents who purposely engage in behaviors that endanger workers and our community.”

“Essential workers have been working around the clock in order to keep us healthy and safe, often missing meals,” said Fabrizio Sasso, executive director of the Sacramento Central Labor Council. “This program provides an opportunity to those who want to show their appreciation and support while also supporting small businesses like our local food trucks.”

“SactoMoFo is grateful to partner with Dr. Richard Pan and the Labor Council in feeding our community heroes,” said Paul Somerhausen, CEO of  SactoMoFo. “We have had a long relationship with our health care facilities and we are looking forward to showing our love and gratitude through our food.”

As Feeding the Frontlines is kicked off on May Day, the first to be served will be health care workers at UC Davis Health:


WHAT:     SactoMoFo food trucks will serve lunch to health care workers

WHEN:     Friday, May 1, 2020

                   11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Dr. Pan available for media interviews at 11a.m.)

WHERE:  4500 X Street

PHOTO OP: Health care workers will pick up their lunches at the food trucks


Feeding the Frontlines plans to serve lunch to different essential workers, including those working in healthcare, grocery stores, farms, warehouses, and many more. The lunches will be served on Fridays as a way to show our appreciation for the critical work they are doing for our community.

Feeding the Frontlines is asking the community to step up with tax deductable contributions that will not only feed our essential workers, but also support local small businesses and food trucks that have been impacted by the shutdown.

People can donate online at this link: https://sacramentoclc.givingfuel.com/feeding-the-frontline?fbclid=IwAR2CJTU66dk7Akt9W9HChhj1xwbuIi_NOilefQ2_Iexoe5Y46PlemT9jGbM

Or people can send a check payable to: Labor Project for Working Families.  Mail it to: 2840 El Centro Road, Suite 111, Sacramento, CA 95833.


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