As the Disneyland Resort theme parks and hotels remain closed and thousands of Cast Members are out of work, a local union is doing what it can to help those in need.
The pandemic shuttered Disney Parks worldwide, leading Disney to furlough thousands of CMs from all over the world. Though Disneyland and Disney California Adventure remain closed, Workers United Local 50 has kept their services open, continuing to provide aid to to Disney Cast Members.
On Saturday, September 12, beginning at 9 a.m., Local 50 is hosting a pop-up food bank. All CMs have to do is show their Disney Cast ID upon arrival, and they will be provided with food.
Local 50 pop up food bank will be on Saturday Sept. 12th from 9am to 1pm. Please bring your cast i.d. for curbside pickup. We will have enough food for 150 households, so be here early. First come first serve. Any questions call us at 714-502-0220
Workers United Local 50 is one union that represents a large percentage of unionized CMs at Disneyland Resort. Below is a bit more about Local 50, courtesy of the official description on their Facebook page:
At Local 50, we help create magic for the guests of Disneyland Resort through the food and drink we prepare and the high quality of service we deliver. We’re in the business of making people happy. That’s why we strive to ensure the well-being of our cast members and their families through strong contracts that provide respect and dignity on the job and a measure of economic security. After all, it’s easier to make others happy when our cast members are also happy.
This is not the only food bank that Unions have hosted. In addition to Local 50, other unions representing Disney CMs across the country have hosted food banks in order to provide aid to those Disney Cast Members who remain furloughed. Furthermore, there is a food pantry for Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort that you can read about here.