At a Safeway in Washington, D.C., this week, 19-year-old Tala Jordan was having trouble checking items off her shopping list.
Fresh meat: Nope. Milk: Nope. Eggs?
"I got liquid eggs instead," she said. "Had to compromise somehow."
Jordan was shopping for a family of four — her sister, mom and grandmother. And like families across America, they saw others making a rush to buy goods and figured they should stock up as well.