Let this mom grocery shop in peace

An Australian woman with 16 kids has had enough of the disapproving stares she gets whenever she has to go grocery shopping. in an effort to suppress hoarding and stockpiling essentials, some stores have implemented limits to how much a single shopper can buy of each item. This has created tensions among shoppers who want to make sure others are following the rules and not clearing out all of the stock. These new rules have also left Jeni Bonell in a pickle. The mother of 16 children reportedly goes to the store once a week and regularly has to pick up 24 rolls of toilet paper and at least nine gallons of milk per trip. “unfortunately because we have to always buy large amounts of food due to our family size, people can still be rude in the grocery store”. Bonell’s solution was to pin a sign to her grocery cart, which read, “Not hoarding, just feeding 16 kids. Be kind or go away please”. Although the sign did not completely eliminate all dirty looks, Bonell said she did get a few laughs from other shoppers. Several commenters on Bonell’s Instagram post were in awe she was taking care of so many children during a pandemic. “I take my hat off to you, i have three and wow they can be challenging,” one person replied