Empty grocery stores shelves spotted across Puget Sound

Grocery shopping throughout Puget Sound has been more difficult in recent weeks as the area is still recovering from the Christmas Weekend Storm.

“This is actually the third store I’ve been to tonight trying to find some pasta,” says John Jamison of Seattle, as he walks into Marketime Foods in Fremont.

Shopper Collin Tuggle adds, “It’s been a lot of like green and produce it feels like. The fresh stuff just doesn’t feel like it’s quite as there.”

From QFC to the local mom-and-pop shop, empty shelves across Puget Sound have some shoppers scratching their heads wondering where all the goods are.

“Last week our main grocery delivery truck didn’t even come,” says Bill Stamey, co-owner of Marketime Foods.

He says the culprit is due to the Christmas weekend snowstorm that brought the area to stand still.

“Our warehouse actually couldn’t get enough people into work to load the trucks,” says Stamey. “That was something new this year that we haven’t experienced in past years when we’ve had winter storms.”

At QFC, spokesperson Tiffany Sanders tells KIRO 7 they are getting daily deliveries to their stores, “We are working with our vendor community and logistics teams to ensure we have food and key items available for the communities that we serve.”