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With Workers On The Front Lines, Trash Collection Firm In Idaho Buys Takeout Meals

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During this pandemic, many businesses are stepping forward to show extra appreciation for their frontline workers. In the trash collection industry, employees around the country have pushed for hazard pay and personal protection equipment (PPE) to stay safe.  

Republic Services is buying thousands of takeout restaurant meals for its frontline employees, the folks who do all the trash collection in the Treasure Valley. This program is also aimed at helping area restaurants struggling during the crisis. Joining Idaho Matters live today to talk more about this initiative is Rachele Klein, the business development manager for Republic Services. 

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.