For the material needs of 25 million people in Shanghai

  Huang Die, Xu Qingqiu, Cao Ran, Du Shun, Li Defeng... came from all over the country to support Shanghai.

They said, "The state is called to fight, and we are with you day and night." "Shanghai has helped Wuhan, and now it's time to 'feed back'." "We will not stop, 24 hours a day."

  When a point is connected to another point, it becomes a line. When many lines are connected, it can eventually become a chain: a supply chain that connects the material needs of 25 million people.


  This is the 8th day that Huang Die, born in 1999, has been working on the ground floor in a Shanghai supermarket. Every night, she and a girl born in 1996 are crowded in a green tent, which is especially conspicuous among the many tents in the passage on the first floor of Shanghai RT-Mart Zhongyuan Store. .

At night, the people in the tent guarded the vegetables that had just been delivered. During the day, the vegetables were packaged and handed over to the riders to deliver to the residents of Shanghai.

  "Please fight to support Shanghai! The wind has an appointment and the flowers are not wrong, and the years are not negative. The country must fight when the country is called, and it will be with you every day and night." After writing this letter of invitation, on April 9, Huang Die She rushed to Shanghai from Ningbo, Zhejiang, and she was the youngest of RT-Mart's first batch of 80 "helpers to Shanghai".

  A few days later, Xu Qingqiu, a post-00s girl younger than Huang Die, set off from Chengdu to the same destination - a place where supplies are in short supply.

On April 13, Xu Qingqiu and his fiancé Cao Ran were going to take wedding photos in Chengdu Tianfu Park, but they boarded a plane to Xiaoshan, Hangzhou, and arrived at Hema, Changning District, Shanghai, after 10 hours of running. Star shop.

On this day, Shanghai added 2,573 new confirmed cases of local new coronary pneumonia and 25,146 new local asymptomatic infections.

  The day before, Du Shun, Deputy Store Manager of Hema Wuhan, arrived at Baodi Store in Yangpu District, Shanghai with an important mission—to improve the circulation efficiency of store merchandise.

Du Shun said that he empathized with the current situation of the people in Shanghai. When Wuhan was in trouble, "Shanghai helped Wuhan, and now it's time to 'feed back'."

  Li Defeng, a post-80s sorter of Meituan, arrived earlier than many of the supporters. He and 119 other people arrived a few hours before the lockdown in Puxi. He also came from Shenzhen and understood the moment more than others. The urgent needs of Shanghai residents for supplies, these days, all they think in their hearts are: "The sooner the better, and the things will be delivered to the residents as soon as possible."

  Huang Die, Xu Qingqiu, Cao Ran, Du Shun, Li Defeng... At present, many people like them are rushing to Shanghai from all over the country. One point is connected to another point, and it becomes a line. Together, it will eventually become a chain: a supply chain that connects the material needs of 25 million people.

“I have seen the quietest Shanghai”

  "I have seen the quietest Shanghai this time." Li Defeng has been to Shanghai many times, and this time is especially special.

On March 31, as soon as a group of people got a taxi at the airport, the staff told them, "There are no taxis behind." On the way, he rarely saw vehicles and heard whistles.

  Different from usual, on April 9, Huang Die only recorded a few time points in the diary: 20:06, 23:00, 24:00, 2:00... respectively when she arrived at Shanghai Hongqiao Station, entered the Supermarkets, nucleic acid tests, and the time to get the results of the new coronavirus antigen test.

  Before coming, Huang Die saw the increasing number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Shanghai and felt that the epidemic situation in Shanghai was severe.

After coming, she realized the worries of people in this city behind this number.

When she was driving to her destination, she said to her companion: "Look, the shimmering Oriental Pearl Tower, against the feeling of no one around, has a great contrast, I have never seen such Shanghai, I want to hurry up. to the store."

  "We only gave time to come, not time to go back." Du Shun made both material and spiritual preparations for the upcoming "protracted war" in Shanghai.

  Du Shun's mask packed a 22-inch suitcase.

He also has 5 sets of protective clothing and some hand sanitizers, disinfectants, etc.

He said that as a Wuhan person who experienced the "epidemic" of the war in 2020, adequate anti-epidemic materials have been engraved into the genes of the Wuhan people, and the other 19 "Shanghai aiders" who departed from Wuhan with him also brought full load of anti-epidemic materials.

  This time I went to Shanghai to support, and my family especially supported Du Shun.

When the epidemic broke out in Wuhan, batches of medical staff from Shanghai arrived one after another, and Du Shun happened to deliver the rice, flour, grain, oil, fruits and vegetables they needed for their daily needs.

This time, when I went to Shanghai, Du Shun felt a bit familiar, and also felt that he had a sense of mission of "feeding back".

  Cao Ran and Xu Qingqiu are also ready to "fight a protracted war".

In addition to stockpiling 2-3 months of anti-epidemic materials, as a Sichuanese, Cao Ran also pays special attention to eating. Cao Ran also brought nearly 40 bags of mustard, as well as Laoganma, Fansaoguang and other "food artifact".

  Under static management, for people working in supermarkets, in order to prevent infection from cross-contact, it may become a norm to build floor coverings in stores.

Cao Ran saw that Wang Zhongkui, the manager of the Shanghai RT-Mart Nanhui Store, and 105 employees stayed in the store for more than 30 days.

For this trip, he also prepared a sleeping bag, "convenient to lay the floor."

The goods are piled up like a wall, and they look very solid

  In general, Huang Die is quite used to laying floor coverings, doing physical work, and being locked in supermarkets all the time.

  On April 10, with the arrival of the first truck of supplies, a relay-style unloading was staged in a square inch.

After one group of people emptied half the truck of vegetables, another group of people moved on.

Huang Die moved, stacked, and pushed the goods into the warehouse together with a girl and 11 other boys.

  In one day, 13 people unloaded about 50 tons of vegetables, including 20 tons of broccoli, 18 tons of onions and 12 tons of cabbage.

"It's really hard to bear, it's heavy, it's heavy, and we just do what we can," she said.

  There is a picture that has been frozen in Huang Die's mind.

The moment a sack of onions was unloaded from the car and put on the ground, dust diffused in the air.

In the evening, an employee took off his N95 mask, and there were two khaki spots on his nostrils.

  On April 11 and 12, Huang Die's work was mainly to pack vegetable bags.

Six or seven people form an assembly line to work, and one person is responsible for packing a class of dishes, including onions, carrots, cabbage, corn, broccoli, etc., to complete the packaging of a dish in a few seconds or ten seconds. Arrange neatly on the pallet.

"You can't turn your head, but you can't stop your hands."

  Every day's work is a little different.

On the 13th, Huang Die was mainly responsible for the quality control of the fruit. For example, he opened the packaging of each ugly orange, checked whether it was moldy or deteriorated, and picked out the bad fruit.

The bags are divided into two jins, and each ugly orange has a thin wire on the outer packaging. During the inspection, many colleagues' gloves were punctured, and they were punctured by the wire several times.

On the same day, Huang Die and his friends inspected about 2 tons of ugly oranges.

"To ensure that when this thing is delivered to customers, there is no problem with the quality."

  "When you walk through the aisle of the supermarket, you can see that it is full of packaged goods. Or, after we finished the quality control today, there are pallets of goods stacked up behind me that are taller than me. , it feels like a wall, and it looks very solid." Huang Die estimates that the entire team can complete the packaging of 1,200 vegetable bags a day.

"These things are delivered to thousands of families. Thinking of this, I feel very comforted and feel a sense of accomplishment."

  Every night, Huang Die records what happened that day in his diary.

At about 23 o'clock, as soon as she lay down, she could hear multiple snores resounding throughout the passage.

But thinking that more families could get supplies, she slept soundly instead.

"We will not stop, 24 hours a day"

  After getting off the plane, 120 people, including Li Defeng, were divided into 12 groups and distributed to Meituan grocery shopping sites across Shanghai.

  "Maximize the attendance of existing personnel." He explained that the reason why 10 people are used as a group is because the mixed inspection of nucleic acid testing is a group of 10 people. Orders buy time; on the other hand, once an exception occurs, other groups are not affected.

  "We have never seen such a large demand." Li Defeng said that at present, the order volume of his site has increased by about three times compared with before the epidemic. "Shanghai residents can buy all of our one-day 'production capacity' in the morning. ."

  Compared with the soaring order volume, manpower shortage is the predicament faced by almost all fresh food distribution sites.

On April 1, Li Defeng and 9 other people started work at the Puxi site. There were only 10 original employees in the store, and about half of them could not come out of the community due to the epidemic control.

  Seeing the thirst of Shanghai residents for supplies, Li Defeng became even more anxious.

He and his colleagues worked hard on sorting in two shifts.

Some employees, especially local employees in Shanghai, simply built ground floors and pitched tents at the site, because the community they lived in was sealed off, and once they returned, they might not be able to get out.

Li Defeng said, "We will not stop, 24 hours a day."

  Most of the time, the sorting table at the station is full of packages.

At most, about 10 people filled the three-layer packing table with a height of 2 meters and a length of about 12 meters, and sometimes they could not even fit.

Li Defeng said that as riders took packages one by one and delivered them to one community, the sorter added new packages, which kept circulating.

  When he first arrived in Yangpu District, Shanghai, Du Shun found that the store also encountered a shortage of manpower. About two-fifths of local employees in Shanghai were unable to work due to the epidemic control.

The huge order demand of Shanghai residents has put forward higher requirements for the circulation efficiency of warehouse goods.

  "Once we released the order, it was almost a second." Du Shun said that some Shanghai residents were standing in front of their mobile phones waiting for the goods to be put on the shelves in the app.

He admitted that with the continuous improvement of efficiency, the needs of more people can be met, but it is still not enough.

They are also in a hurry and can only use every available person to keep speeding up.

  For a long time, Xu Qingqiu has been improving the speed of packaging. "Only fast is not broken!" Initially, it took her 50 seconds to pack a vegetable bag with 22-23 items. Recently, her fastest time was only 10 seconds. If this speed is in her Chengdu store, it can be ranked second.

This time, she joined the store in Changning District, Shanghai, hoping that by speeding up the packaging, some Shanghai families could get supplies earlier.

I believe Shanghai will get better soon

  With the continuous replenishment of manpower, the production capacity of the store where Li Defeng is located has doubled.

Every night, a truckload of supplies arrives at the site, and the night shift colleagues are responsible for putting these items on the shelves.

At 6:00 every morning, Shanghai residents can start grabbing vegetables. The staff on the day shift will pack, count, quality control and sort these dishes, and hand over the orders one by one to the riders, who will then deliver them to volunteers in the community. , after which these dishes can appear on the dining table of Shanghai residents.

  Some citizens reported on the Internet that their needs were not met.

Li Defeng said that we do our best to do as much as we can. "119 people in the same industry think so."

  Li Defeng said, in fact, people all over the country are concerned about Shanghai, some people donate materials, and some people hope to help the local area.

"We are fortunate to be able to participate in the fight against the epidemic. Those of us on the scene will definitely work harder and rush forward. I also believe that this is the case for every position in the process of fighting the epidemic, not just us. "

  "I hope that the epidemic in Shanghai can be brought under control as soon as possible, and the whole society can return to normal life." Li Defeng said, "Next, I will do my job well every day, and my team can return to Shenzhen safely and safely."

  It is reported that Du Shun and other 20 employees came in. For this store, it was like a "timely rain".

On April 14, the average daily order of Du Shun's store increased by about 2,000.

"Although Shanghai has some difficulties temporarily due to the impact of the epidemic, I believe that with the strength of Shanghai's hardware and software, the resolution of these problems is only a matter of time, and the impact will not be too long."

  "The biggest expectation is definitely to hope that the epidemic can be calmed down as soon as possible, so that Shanghai can return to normal. I hope that after the epidemic, more Shanghai citizens can go to Wuhan for a walk." Du Shun said.

  Huang Die said that she hoped that the epidemic would end as soon as possible. After returning home, she would use her annual vacation time to look at the mountains, water, stars, and the moon.

Of course, the most important thing is to accompany her parents. For her who used to see her parents every day, it has been too long since she was away from home.

  When proposing marriage, Cao Ran promised Xu Qingqiu that he would take his wife to Shanghai Disney for their honeymoon in July.

Xu Qingqiu is looking forward to the day he will visit Shanghai after the epidemic is over.

  China Youth Daily, China Youth Daily reporter Zhao Limei Source: China Youth Daily

  April 19, 2022 Version 06