Meals manufacturing stays and can proceed to be secure, accessible and dependable, in keeping with Russell Redding, the state's secretary of agriculture.
"No Pennsylvanian ought to go hungry" Redding added. "We now have labored laborious to offer steerage to the agricultural business to make sure that wholesome meals proceed to move to supermarkets and meals banks."
He additionally desires the locals to know that panic procuring (shopping for issues that transcend per week or two of want) just isn’t advisable throughout this time as a result of it’s going to go away the cabinets empty.
"Grocery store chains and their shippers are attempting to maintain shares whereas offering meals to meals banks." he stated. "Folks depend upon the state's community of charitable meals techniques, and consequently, there may be not sufficient prepared meals for regional meals banks to simply improve and meet the rising want."
He stated the division has supplied steerage to agricultural companies, particularly since there is a rise in native buying.
"We need to guarantee everybody that we have now and can proceed to have secure, accessible and dependable meals techniques." he stated. “Agriculture and the meals provide are secure and can proceed to be. Let's take this time to assist our neighbors in want and thank those that have been working, equivalent to farmers and grocery store workers. "