WESTFIELD, NJ — These days they’re behind plexiglass windows, scanning shoppers’ grocery purchases, stocking shelves and delivering news about toilet paper supplies.

Town officials in Westfield recently honored the front-line employees at Stop & Shop and Trader Joe’s for their work during the pandemic.

The stores, Mayor Shelley Brindle wrote in a proclamation “could not operate without the hard-working people who staff [them] day after day, seven days a week.”

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Brindle along with Councilwoman Dawn Mackey recently delivered banners to each store thanking them and their employees for their commitment.

Stop & Shop Westfield store manager Robbin Kupsch, in turn, thanked the community and discussed the store’s pride at being able to serve its customers.

“Stop & Shop Westfield is so proud to serve our community during this unprecedented time,” Kupsch said. “We are working diligently to ensure the store is safe, clean and restocked.

“We appreciate the patience from our community, as well as their positive response, which includes the recent Proclamation from Mayor Michelle Brindle, Councilwoman Dawn Mackey and the community of Westfield. To be recognized for everything we are doing means a lot.”

Representatives for Trader Joe’s were not available for comment.

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