Since the pandemic hit its market area in March, Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) has given more than $20.4 million to its over 15,000 employee-partners, which includes a third round of gift cards delivered to all active employees yesterday.

Full-time employees are receiving a $200 BGC gift card and part-time employees are receiving a $100 BGC gift card totaling $1.9million given to help with those recovering from Hurricane Laura and the pandemic.

“We are very proud of the way our team has pulled together totake care of our customers, communities, each other and our stores after Hurricane Laura swept through much of ourmarket area last Thursday,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO.“

Our team’s commitment to keeping everyone safe during last week’s storms, and during the past six months of the pandemic, has been truly phenomenal. We are excited to give back to them and their families leading into the holiday weekend.”

The gift cards are in addition to the more than $20.4million BGC has invested in its employee-partners through bonus checks, temporary wage increases for partners in retail and logistics, retail incentives, an extra employee discount, on-site meals, and a compensation plan for those who could be directly affected by COVID-19.Based in Tyler, BGC is a regional family-owned grocery business that employs more than 15,000 individuals throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, including here in Kilgore, on US. 259

The company operates more than 180 stores under the Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, FRESH by Brookshire’s and Spring Market banners, along with three distribution centers and corporate offices.

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