Alberta Government says there’s no need to stockpile food and supplies

The Government of Alberta continues to emphasize that there’s no need to stockpile food and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry David Dreeshen spoke on Thursday and said while some stores have had temporary shortages of certain items, this does not mean food supplies are running low.

“Food is essential and we are in constant contact with our food suppliers and we will do whatever it takes to keep them open,” said Dreeshen in a press release.

“I want to assure all Albertans that our food supply will remain safe, secure and accessible. Albertans are tough and resilient, and together, we will get through this.”

The government said they are focused on maintaining our stable food supply system.

To date, the focus is on maintaining an open trade relationship between the Canada and the United States for movement of essential goods across the border, the government said.

Government is also working with the federal government and provincial partners to maintain functioning rail service, ports and commercial trucking systems within Canada and across North America to enable the movement of essential goods.