Random hipshot #1
An assumption on my part, the food that was destroyed was the crops in the fields, the stored food was largely untouched.
8,000 people on a virgin planet suddenly having to "live off the land." Plus whatever they have in cans on the shelf.
Thirty years ago Mount Saint Helens erupted in Washington State, isolating the eastern part of the state from the western part, the grocery stores ran out of food in few days.
How much food do you have current sitting in your house?