- Food Collapse, Labor Shortages Affecting Restaurants All Over the Country
by Arsenio Toledo, https://www.naturalnews.com/
(Natural News) The continued collapse of America’s food production is causing shortages, affecting restaurants all over the country.
Perry Stone of Perry Stone Ministries, noted that the shortages are affecting restaurants in his hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee, a small city that gets a lot of visitors – including those coming in to visit his church services. (Related: More people in need of charity as food insecurity worsens.)
“So, we need as many restaurants open for the church folks coming in as possible,” said Stone. He spoke with restaurant owners in the city, who noted that they are having difficulty receiving basic products that come from factories like chicken wings and pepperoni.
Stone warned that if the food shortages continue, people could start panicking, which will lead to people emptying the shelves of grocery stores even more. He noted that this happened in Cleveland during the outset of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown in early 2020.
“The shelves were empty,” said Stone. “They bring a truck in, the shelves would be empty within an hour. They bring two trucks and the shelves would be empty, and so this is turning into a serious situation because the store shortages are making the prices go up much higher.”
Restaurants are short-staffed, affecting customers and workers alike
Stone also noted how his restaurant owner friends are experiencing labor shortages. “They’re having difficulty getting people to show up to work, some of them are cutting back on their hours,” he said.