A GLASGOW foodbank has urged city shoppers to consider the effects of mass panic buying amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Shops across the city sold out of essential items and were queued out over the weekend with Glaswegians stockpiling goods.

The Glasgow Times visited Asda Govan and Morrisons Cardonald to witness empty shelves across the stores.

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The Glasgow North West Foodbank said that they will not be able to support the people they do if their supplies are cut off.

In a statement, the group said: "Items have already been limited online.

"Dried pasta, toilet roll, long-life milk. These are key staples to our foodbank that have been cut off.

"The foodbank places many orders for the people every week.

"With panic buying, we could face no longer being able to do this and it does put the food bank into difficulty."

Some stores announced over the weekend that customers would be limited to the amount of items they can buy.

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The foodbank said: "Without supplies coming into the foodbank we can't possibly keep up with feeding the mass amounts of people we do every week.

"New shopping limits being brought in could make our work so much harder.

"With the amount of people we feed bulk buying, unfortunately, is required.

"We will contact stores for help with emergency food provision. Hopefully, an arrangement can be fixed to help food banks cater to high demand.

"Many people also do have the money to bulk buy but others are less fortunate and cannot afford to mass buy. People can wait a full week just to top up lifeline essentials."