A shopper stocks up on toilet paper at a Nanaimo big box store earlier in the pandemic. (News Bulletin file photo)

A shopper stocks up on toilet paper at a Nanaimo big box store earlier in the pandemic. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No need to hoard essentials

Letter writer shocked to see empty store shelves

To the editor,

Re: B.C. declares state of emergency amid devastating floods, Nov. 17.

Last Wednesday morning, I drove to a local big box store to purchase a few groceries. Upon arrival, the lineup of people standing behind their oversized grocery carts was the length of the building, so I came home. At 5 p.m., I returned to the store for my required items, and was shocked to see many empty shelves, and that most of the meat, bread and other essentials had completely disappeared.

Knowing that other families will be deprived of necessities, due to the selfish people who hoard for themselves, rather than only buying what they need, is disrespectful to others and a disgrace.

Colleen Wright, Nanaimo


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