Before school ended abruptly, or I'd heard much about the virus, I was stunned when I went on a wkend shopping trip. The stores were out of bread and yeast, so you couldn't even make your own bread. The TP and PT aisle, of course, was bare. It was like someone had ransacked the stores. Canned goods were gone along with hand sanitizer and soap. The alcohol was gone too. ( So you couldn't make your own sanitizer.) Those were JUST the things I noticed were gone at first and for a good while. Now other items are and have been missing from the shelves. ( Clorox wipes, spray cleaners, meats, peroxide, soaps, and other things I look for once in a blue moon..like brownie mix. Still there is no yeast, powdered milk, or brownies which is OK. I have gained some weight during this time because I have more time to cook and eat. I actually have the ingredients to make brownies if I want them bad enough. Eventually, bread returned. Maybe 4 weeks later TP started popping up places IF you got there at the right time. Still no sanitizer. Yesterday, I hit the motherload! A friend called me while I was in town and told me to get over to a shop where they sold me 2 gallons of hand sanitizer. There were only 3 left when I got there. They cost almost 100 bucks, but it is totally worth it because my bf friend is a germaphobe, I have become a bit of one, and I have older family members who had small stashes, but were almost out. They are thrilled! I am not sure how they did it, but a distillery in a city a ways away stopped making beer and used their equipment to make sanitizer instead. Some finally made its way here. As I was leaving, a checker I have known for years and like a lot told me to buy meat from every store in a radius of 60 miles from here. ( They limit you to 1-2 meats per shopper now.) Also, the meat is not the quality or price it used to be. I had read about possible meat shortages due to processing plants closing, but the way she made it sound, they'd be losing their supply tomorrow. I believe her, but did not have time. Plus, between family, we are good for salmon as protein even if it does get old. Plus, my bf moose hunts during season. I guess time will tell if meat has totally disappeared from here. I am guessing it is different in the lower 48. If you live closer to farms or cities more things may be available. IDK...Is anyone able to buy yeast for bread there? Have you been warned of meat shortages by people who work in stores? Are there different things you can't get?