Stockpiling is not required to provide for homes and families. If people simply bought standard amounts of supplies, they would easily have been able to keep enough in stock as well as ensure that others can provide for their families. There is a clear and defining difference between stockpiling and buying more of something to last a longer duration. For example, due to the predicted lockdown period, it would have made sense to buy a few more rolls of toilet paper or some more frozen foods and grains. However, it is not sensible to buy an entire year's worth of toilet paper. People did not keep this in mind while purchasing items, and by doing what they did, many others were negatively affected. By trying to provide for themselves and their families, they took away the means for others to also do the same.