Last minute shoppers flood grocery stores

Folks headed to the Hollywood Fred Meyer for last minute supplies

Last-minute shoppers pick up Thanksgiving supplies at Fred Meyer on Nov. 22, 2017. (KOIN)
Last-minute shoppers pick up Thanksgiving supplies at Fred Meyer on Nov. 22, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Thanksgiving would not be complete without a mad dash to the grocery store to stock up on holiday goods at the last minute.

That was the story at the Hollywood Fred Meyer Wednesday evening when conditions ranged from “calm before the storm” to the actual storm depending on who you asked.

“Usually I come during the week since it’s quiet but it’s not quiet,” shopper Daisy Schmidt told KOIN 6 News.

Folks were out looking for all the Thanksgiving staples — cranberries, stuffing potatoes and pies of all kinds, but some were on a more non-traditional hunt.

“We’re vegan, so we’re doing a broccoli casserole and we have a festival roast that we’re doing, a vegan festival roast,” Wendy Stovall said.

Schmidt was also shopping for a vegetarian Thanksgiving meal.

“If you can’t kill it yourself then you shouldn’t eat it, that’s my motto,” Schmidt said.

Nicole and her friend Alnissia Knox found out their dinner plans fell through as they were shopping, but things always work out.

“So I said well, alright, let’s do it at my house,” Nicole said. “We’re here, we’re shopping, we might as well make it happen.”

“That’s what its about though,” Knox said. “I’m thankful to have a friend to spend my Thanksgiving with.”