From toilet paper to produce, products have flown off the shelves of grocery stores as health officials have begun calling for "social distancing."

Yet the closures that have stemmed from the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world haven't impacted daily food or product supplies – except for the shortages that people are causing themselves by stockpiling. 

So as you reach for that extra gallon of milk, dozen eggs or toilet paper roll, please take heed of this message to the public from Hungry Jack’s General Store manager Steve Fralin. Please take only what you need for a week, and leave supplies for your neighbors.

#FlattenTheCurve #StayAtHome #NoNeedToPanic

 

Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington has worked for newspapers across the West. She hosts a rescue podcast, The Fine Line. Her family minivan doubles as her not-so-high-tech recording studio.

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