Heroes Among Us: Vernon-based NewChef.com donates masks for essential workers

One Southern California company has answered the call to help make thousands of masks for essential workers.

NewChef.com has transitioned from making commercial uniforms used for restaurants, casinos and cruise lines to making masks for essential workers amid the coronavirus outbreak.

 They aren’t N95 masks, but NewChef.com has added an extra layer of protection beyond what typical cloth masks provide. These masks can be used with paper filters such as HEPA, vacuum or coffee filters.

Not only are they producing thousands of masks, but they are also donating thousands to the Vernon Police Department and other essential workers and frontline personnel.

As an extra bonus, the company, which has been in business for 30 years, is donating proceeds to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

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