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After seeing food banks struggle to meet demand once the pandemic hit and the economy tanked, the Washington state Department of Agriculture (WSDA) began preparing to buy and stockpile tons of food to ward off a shortage in the months ahead.
The new stockpile is driven by two major factors: A nearly doubling in demand for food assistance across the state and a national food supply chain that is bogged down amid an overwhelming surge in demand.
As many as 2.2 million Washingtonians — about 30% of the state’s population — are facing food insecurity, according to Katie Rains, WSDA food policy advisor. That’s more than double the 850,000 state residents who sought help from food assistance programs last November, before the pandemic.
originally posted by: network dude
Ah, you must be speaking of those crazy preppers. Those guys are nuts. Planning for bad times and junk.
And in this utopian society no less.
originally posted by: midnightstar
Tucson and AZ is mostly ok Stores max stocked except for the MISSMANAGED walmart food only store .
THING IS it IS not about teh LOOTING or the RIOTS .
IT is ABOUT THE FACT the country was shut down 6 weeks then 4 MORE here in AZ
and a TON of places went UNDER and THE EXTRA UNEMPLOYMENT ended only 300 a week Now .
And the Fact EVEN with what IS OPEN they are Only at 25 % capacity Yes AZ has the same problem Its NOT a store shortage ITS a NO MONEY NO JOBS NO hope .
Mien while Trump thought it was A Great IDEA to SAY NO HELP NO WAY now spin spin away when there are a dozen ways He COULD have excepted even the 2.3 Trillion package as if Republicans don't Have pork in for BIG business .
Trump could have also BLOCKED less Important Democrat's Financing BILLS as well getting the 800 billion saved from Other area's .
originally posted by: a325nt
I seem to recall the government telling people to be weary of anyone keeping two or more weeks of food in their homes about five years back.