U.S. Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, and Dwight Evans, D-Philadelphia, have introduced what they call the Giving Retailers and Our Convenience Employees Relief Act, or GROCER Act, which would establish a federal tax holiday for grocery and convenience store employees making less than $75,000 a year.
The tax holiday would run through June 15 and provide the Treasury Department with discretion to extend that benefit for another three months.
“The GROCER Act is a simple way of saying ‘thank you’ to the men and women who put themselves on the front lines, sanitizing, stocking and serving communities by putting a little more of their hard-earned money back in their paychecks,” said Thompson, who represents Indiana County.
“This bipartisan four-month income-tax holiday would be a way to thank these vital workers and help them meet their own needs,” Evans said.
The National Grocers Association, representing independent grocers throughout the U.S., and the National Association of Truckstop Operators have expressed support for the legislation.
Eat’n Park Restaurants has launched a temporary grocery program to provide access to everyday staples such as Turner’s milk, Cellone’s bread, Heinz ketchup, toilet paper, Eat’n Park single serve coffee pods, and more. The full list of available items for purchase can be found online at www.eatnpark.com/
“Everyone is trying to limit the frequency of their trips to the grocery store,” said Kevin O’Connell, chief marketing officer for Eat’n Park Restaurants. “So, we’ve added a few key items to our takeout menu to help carry people over to their next grocery run!”
Additional items, such as quarts of Eat’n Park’s famous ranch dressing and Turner’s cottage cheese, are also available for purchase. All items can be purchased online or by phone and can be picked up through Eat’n Park’s convenient pickup windows or contactless grab and go lobby shelves.