Grocery Stores Supply Shortage Continue Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic


Tamya Anderson, Editor: Virginia Bates

The COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting businesses and people are stockpiling grocery items faster than employees can stock them. Businesses are still looking for people to hire as the unemployment rate continues to rise, which is not helping either.

On January 15th, on a casual evening around 7 pm, my parents and I were getting ready to visit Shoppers grocery store to restock our kitchen with its needed items. However, the kitchen wasn’t the only thing in need of restocking. Visiting Shoppers: I’ve spotted many empty shelves throughout the aisles of the store. Here are some pictures I took.

Frozen produce shelves left empty.

This is sad and a pattern America has seen before. Two years later, and just like stores running out of toilet paper, people don’t have basic needs for their homes.

Everyone needs to be fair when it comes to shopping. Everyone should get the grace amount of supplies they need in order to save some for the next person. Especially with what’s going on with our pandemic, now is not the time to be stingy about supplies.

Everyone before going to the grocery store should double-check what’s needed in their house before going out. Try to get only what is needed from the store.