Ruth’s COVID-19 Response
These have been challenging times for all of us. We all have experienced changes in life that are difficult to accept, and yet, we do the best we can.
Certainly, the hardships are many. Yet we have all seen beautiful, strong, selfless responses by people proving, over and over again, that there is beauty still in the world.
Ruth’s was on the cusp of some spectacular forward movement in the distribution of our products when the pandemic hit. Though our plans have been delayed due to the inability to meet effectively with distributors, retailers and institutions, they will move forward once it is safe to do so.
Our decision to date has been for full employment.
Production occurs in a protected lock-down area with a closed-loop plan whereby workers see each other and return home with minimal contact with the outside world. We use gloves and masks, practice sterilization of surfaces, and allow no contact with delivery persons inbound or outbound. Our sales and administrative staff are currently working from home.
We have donated Ruth’s products to health care workers as our small way of saying thank you. We, along with all of you, hope for the pandemic to end soon, and our thoughts and prayers are with those families who have experienced loss of life and other hardships.
Yes, it’s tough on all of us, but perhaps this experience will give us a greater appreciation of the many things we had taken for granted. I know that is true for me, and I bet it is for you, too. We will do everything we can to keep the Ruth’s family, and yours, safe.
~ Bruce Bacon, Ruth’s Vegetarian Gourmet Founder