Coronavirus: Sugar company buys $131,000 worth of restaurant gift cards for employees

MONITOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan sugar company purchased $131,000 worth of gift cards from restaurants in communities where it operates.

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The Michigan Sugar Co. gave each of its 1,300 employees a $100 gift card from more than 50 restaurants, MLive reported.

“We hope this helps ease the pain of this pandemic for those businesses just a little bit,” Michigan Sugar Co. Board Chairman Adam Herford told MLive.

The company has also donated personal protection equipment including masks, gloves and safety glasses to Michigan-area health care facilities.