Police officers have taken to social media to ask panic-buying shoppers to purchase only what they need after an elderly couple were left without dinner.
The Staffordshire Police Response team took to Twitter to reveal officers have taken the time out to visit a popular supermarket because the couple were struggling to do their shopping.
It comes as shops across the country have been left with bare shelves due to widespread panic buying of essentials such as toilet paper, hand wash, and long-lasting food.
Shoppers have swooped up the necessities as the world battles with the on-going coronavirus outbreak.
The Staffordshire Police Response team said: “Getting some dinner in for an elderley couple, who haven’t been able to get what they need due to the bare shelves in their shops.
“Please only buy what you need, so others don’t have to go without.”
Staffordshire Police Chief Constable Gareth Morgan – who is currently self-isolating due to suffering Covid-19 symptoms – has praised the officers on social media.
He tweeted: “Thank you – very proud of everyone working so hard and this is extra special. Well done.”
In order to combat stockpilling of food, a number of major supermarkets have limited what customers can buy as they fight to keep up with the demand for goods.