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The San Antonio Tortilla Shortage of 2017

Yesterday, I posted a blog called The San Antonio Gas Shortage of 2017, and the media turned a simple misunderstanding into a massive city-wide panic. Well, San Antonio is about to be in for another devastating blow. I went to my local HEB this morning at 8 AM, and they were already running low on food. They were limiting everyone to 2 of everything. That’s if there was more than two. There was a sign with all the food they were limiting.

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My question is: how is a mother supposed to feed her family with only two packs of tortillas for the whole week? That’s not right.

You thought it was crazy when we were allegedly not running out of gas?

Things will get crazy if there’s a real tortilla shortage. I searched on social media and #tortillashortage had a few posts on Instagram and Facebook.

We are blessed here in San Antonio that we only got a sprinkle of rain compared to what happened in Houston. I hope things will go back to normal soon. I don’t think people can handle the chaos and the uncertainty. Stores are raising prices because of the hurricane, but I wouldn’t feel so bad about paying more if I knew where the money was going. If it’s for hurricane relief, then I’m okay with it. There have been a lot of stores in Texas that have gotten accused of price-gouging. We haven’t had any cottage cheese in the grocery store for weeks now. I cannot believe how expensive groceries are now, especially over the last few weeks.

There are many of us in San Antonio living below the poverty level. Some families rely on our neighborhood HEB to feed their families. I hope that during this time we can come together and show the rest of the country what it means to be a Texan.

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