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Old 03-13-2020, 04:45 PM
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If your state is closing, including grocery stores, what happens to the people who can't afford to stock up on weeks worth of groceries?


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Old 03-13-2020, 04:48 PM
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That is a problem for many I am sure.
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Old 03-13-2020, 04:53 PM
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There aren't really places that are closing grocery stores are there?! I was just posting in another thread that there is no way I could see that happening in America. I mean, they can't cut people off from food! Please tell me this is hypothetical!

One of the DJs on the radio was just saying that people need to consider food pantries at this time and how they need donations. He was encouraging people to consider donating if they'd "gone a bit overboard" on stocking up.
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Old 03-13-2020, 04:56 PM
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I havent heard anything about grocery stores closing and I would guess that they would be the last to close due to the need for food. Also, the grocery stores dont want to close because they are $uper busy now.

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Old 03-13-2020, 04:56 PM
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I am not sure if we will follow this model but Italy closed all retail businesses except for grocery stores and pharmacies. I can't see them closing the stores but I can see limiting hours and/or limiting the number of people allowed in the store at one time.


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Old 03-13-2020, 05:56 PM
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Are not closing. They get new deliveries every day. Toilet paper will arrive daily if people do not hoard.
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Old 03-13-2020, 06:42 PM
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No talk og grocery stores closing here. Wish I had stocked up a LOT more on TP and PT when I went to Big Lots on Mon of this week.

Wed of this week was probably the last day to really stock up good, but we didn't do it...we just got a little more back on Mon and now everywhere's sold out. We managed to get a couple of packs of paper towels at Walmart where they were giving 1 pack per customer.

Fiance' and I had 1 for each of us & the cashier was almost not going to let us buy it all, but I said it's separate orders and she reluctantly let it slide while giving me a dirty look in the process. (My county doesn't have 1 case of cv yet.)
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Old 03-13-2020, 06:44 PM
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I know my school district is making arrangements to provide students with breakfast and lunch, but I don't know if food banks will be open.
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Old 03-14-2020, 03:28 AM
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I do know our local food bank will be closed, but they are setting up a hotline. If you need food you can call and order and they will have curbside delivery.
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Old 03-14-2020, 04:43 AM
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I haven’t stocked up on anything and will do my normal grocery shopping when we get paid on Wednesday. If I have to I will have groceries delivered or have friends deliver to the doorstep in the future if I get sick.

My local Target has everything in stock, minus Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer. Plenty of toilet paper and paper towels. I just checked online it’s all available for curbside pickup.

Publix, my local grocery store, has said they will be closing at 8:00 each night for now to have extra time to disinfect and restock.

Italy didn’t close grocery stores and I can’t see us doing it either. People have to have access to food or we will have a completely different problem.


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Old 03-14-2020, 04:51 AM
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With kids being home there may be a shortage of staff. That means grocery stock is down and employee count is down. Time will tell. This is a first for America and it should be ok. State governments are getting serious about prevention.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:13 AM
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A lot of the churches in my area have suggested that if we can afford it, to remember food pantries when shopping and donating things to them.
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