Colorado, like most of the United States and much of the world, is officially on lock down because of this COVID19 mess. We are still allowed to go out to the grocery stores and pharmacies, and anything that is deemed essential, but that is it. Even though we are allowed to go the grocery store, there is not a whole lot on the shelves to buy though.
This is Sprouts. These are the bulk bins where you can help yourself with as much as you need. EMPTY! Even the bins themselves are gone.
The bins that did have food items in them were already pre-packaged for you. You get what you get. Period! I bought a bag of couscous.
These shelves are usually filled to the rims with pre-packaged items. Not today.
I got what I could and what I needed at Sprouts, then went to King Soopers, our main grocery store. Things were even worse at King Soopers. I asked the checker if this was helping at all. She said NO. During these hours, the store is FULL and super crowded with people who are the most vulnerable.
Now they have even marked off where people are supposed to stand for “social distancing”.
I hope no one has the munchies. This is the snack aisle. Most of the munchies are all gone.
You didn’t want any jam or jelly with your bread did you?
No eggs or cheese for omelettes today.
It’s a good thing I think fresh is best. Nothing frozen at the moment. I got the last bag of frozen corn and two bags of frozen peas.
This is perfect if you are vegetarian or vegan, but we carnivores are SOL.
At least they did have toilet paper, but you can only buy 1 at a time.
So now the Government has decided to start helping out businesses and workers with checks and loans to help get everyone through these tough times, but sadly, for many, no matter what is given in aid, it is NEVER enough. The checker at Sprouts said “I wish we were getting money to cover our rent for a full year” even though she is still able to work and collect her normal paycheck, unlike so many others who are not able to do that right now. I honestly hope we can all pull through these tough times, but I have some very serious doubts. All I can say is God, help us! We certainly need it.
Stay safe everyone.