CORNWALL – The provincial government is suggesting people stop hoarding and panic buying and “practice normal grocery buying habits.”
In a joint statement on Saturday, Deputy Premier Christine Elliott and Agriculture Minister Ernie Hardeman say people should practice normal grocery buying habits.
“Ontarians can be confident that our food supply is robust…rest assured, we have plenty of food that will continue to reach grocery stores on a regular basis.”
That hasn’t stopped people from clearing off shelves at local grocery and retail outlets.
At the Cornwall Walmart on Ninth Street, the meat, sugar, Lysol and paper product sections were nearly empty. A toilet paper section at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Brookdale Avenue was empty, littered with empty cardboard boxes. Shelves at both locations had noticeable empty spots.
A Walmart staffer said people were lined up outside the store before its 7 a.m. opening in search for toilet paper.