Urgent: Donut Shortage!

Lily Washburn, Photojournalism

A sign in the bakery section of the Hawaii Kai Towne Center Safeway informs customers of a lack of donuts due to a supply shortage on Tuesday, Oct. 6. According to Long Beach Port Authority, there are a record 62 ships backed up at ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA, due to increasing cargo loads, labor shortages, and COVID-19 safety precautions which slow the handling of each ship. Local authorities have predicted that Hawaii will continue to see the effects of these supply shortages in the next several weeks. Photo and caption by Lily Washburn.