Once again ANP readers have stepped up and continue to help us keep updated on the food crisis right here in the US.


A term you won’t see the MSM using, but the increasing number of states showing empty shelves, aisles with depleted stock, or product stocking where there is a first row but behind that product is simply empty space, makes the term “crisis” appropriate and accurate.

Exclusive reader image pieces are critical to “seeing” what is going on, and since we have readers from coast to coast sending in these pictures, it offers a “bigger picture” that indicates the problems are far worse than what the media is willing to admit.

By the time they finally do admit it, like when the COVID lockdowns began, it is too late because everyone panic shops all at once and the stores end up with totally empty portions of shelves of pastas, flours, canned goods, meats, produce, etc…

We would like to thank ANP readers for sending us over images of what is being seen in their towns, and their local stores and request more, more and more proof of what is truly happening across the nation.


Note – As usual with these exclusive reader images pieces, we will put links to products that have reasonable delivery options, directly under each set of images of what is showing shortages, and those that want other items can go to our Still/Back in stock page.

Harvest Foods – Ronan, MT.

RONAN, MT – WATER, BREAD, PET FOOD AND MORE

The image above and those below are from Harvest Foods in Ronan, MT, from a regular reader and commenter, and the note sent with them is shown below:

Hi everyone,. This is from Ronan, Mt, Harvest Foods.  They are usually stocked to the gills on their shelves, except last year when they couldn’t keep up with the to, bleach and water demands.  I was surprised that the shelves were so low and just the fronts of the shelves were stocked.   No energy drinks….low on H2O, got cat food?….and finally, low on bread….

The feed store was stocked to the rafters with everything.

Hope you have a great weekend.

A quick side note, the mention of the feed store being stocked rafters with everything reminds me of when the first round of shortages hit, sometimes the only physical stores we could find stock of toilet paper, paper towels and hand sanitizer, were the the stores that people use to stock businesses, and home repairs, such as Home DepotLowesOffice Depot, etc…..

Places most people do not associate with those products, yet they carry them year round.

Reader images below:

  

Crystal Geyser Pallet Of 84 Cases, Of Alpine 100% Natural Spring Water, 24 16.9oz bottlesper Case, Bottled at The Source

Nestle Pure Life Purified Water, 16.9oz Bottles (Pallet of 78 Cases)

Pet Food

Energy Drinks

Bread

As many of the images sent to us have been from Walmart’s, it is telling that other stores are seeing the same type of shortages, where some shelves or products are empty and gone, while others just have a limited supply and they appear to be unable to keep the shoves fully stocked.

MISSOURI …….

The images below are another set from two different readers in MO, one reader also sent in images previously from a different location,  but these are from Walmart and one of them came with the following message.

Susan, I am standing in one of the longest Walmart lines ever, they do not seem to have the staff to open more lanes for checkout. The attached photos are from the Walmart in Lake St Louis Mo (a much larger and more well to do area) although this location was better stocked, a lot of that was the items pulled forward to fill the voids. Odd thing is that all of the food that lends itself to long term shelf stability is still stocked, not so in the rural location I sent pics of last time. Anyhow here you go and thanks you for posting them.

Once again, the reader offers us a look into the difference in mindsets between rural area dwellers and urban dwellers.

Those that live in rural areas apparently understand that food with long term shelf life is part of being prepared, where as urban dwellers do not seem to think in terms of an extended need of supplies.

         

Frozen junk foods seem to be popular in urban areas, as can be seen above in the majority of the images.

We also note the dairy sections, to which we have received images from other states, like the one below from New York, indicating that these are items that people are seeing shortages of in multiple locations, indicative of a supply chain issue.

Another one from a different reader:

Judee’s Yogurt Powder 11.25oz – 100% Non-GMO, rBST Hormone-Free – Gluten-Free & Nut-Free – Made from Real Dairy – Made in USA

Yogurt Powder Gluten-Free 400g/14oz

Tea Zone 2.2 lb Yogurt Powder

Other images above show another example of supply chain shortages versus ordering issues, and that is snacks.

Images from multiple states throughout this series of shortage/reader images pieces as well as a few above, have also shown snack sections depleted, whether chips and similar products or boxes fruits like raisins, and  things like fruit rollups or children’s fruit snacks.

Fruit Snacks

Ready Supply Foods- Freeze Dried Fruit Bulk Emergency Food Storage Variety Fruits Bucket | Strawberries, Bananas & Apples | Emergency Preparedness Food | Disaster Bucket (96 Servings)

EasyPrep Fruit Fest Emergency Food Storage Kit, Freeze-Dried Fruit, Variety (1-Pack | 168 Total Servings)

ReadyWise Emergency Food Supply, Emergency Freeze Dried Fruit Bucket, 120 Servings

Mix some Yogurt powder up, add some of the rehydrated fruit and voila! Homemade Yogurt.

Powdered Milk

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