Despite unprecedented events in recent days, Clinton's grocery stores are doing their best to step up to the plate.
Dave Jackson, Owner of Clinton Save A Lot, hasn't seen anything like the recent run on supplies in his decades of grocery experience. He says a little foresight late last week had their store as prepared as they could be for the rush of shoppers.
Donnie Chapman, Store Manager for Kirby Foods' Clinton IGA, says his team is tired, but they are doing their best to keep shelves stocked, and the store clean.
Amidst all of the rush, Jackson commends not only the response of his team but also that of the Clinton community.
Both stores are seeing some shortages in a few supplies, but both continue to receive regular shipments. Chapman says bread and bath tissue have been the hardest to keep on the shelf.
There are some limits in place for high demand items. Jackson explains the sudden spike in demand was a shock to the distribution system and feels his job is to ensure supplies continue to make their way to Clinton.
Both store representatives have been encouraged by the response of the Clinton community, and they continue to ask customers to only buy what they need. They also encourage customers to share a kind word with their team members keeping shelves stocked as best as possible.