Find Food After SHTFIt's been a few days and things are still bad. The grocery stores are empty, there's not a scrap of food to be found there. You and your family need to eat to stay healthy and to survive. Times are getting desperate. What uncommon places can you find food after SHTF?
Vending machinesYou'll find vending machines where most people are forced to wait for things.
- Factory and office building break rooms
- lobbies of businesses
- hotels and motels
- Waiting rooms at automotive repair shops and oil change shops
- Rest areas
- firehouses and police stations
Cafeterias and RestaurantsNever take food from those who need it. You can only take food from cafeterias, that are no longer actively providing food to people or residents.
- Retirement Homes
- Office Parks and large government buildings
- Jails, prisons, asylums
- Military bases
- Resorts and Hotels
- firehouse kitchens
- Airport restaraunts
- Mall food courts (these will probably be long empty)
- Amusement park restaurants
StashesEvery person I know, who works in an office, has some food stashed in their desk drawers or office cabinets.
- Desks or cabinets at office buildings
- Locker rooms of gyms or businesses
- glove compartments or trunks of vehicles
- "employee only" areas in stores, malls and amusement parks
- Foraging for fruits, veggies and nuts in parks and forests
- Foraging for fruits and veggies in yards of abandoned homes (gardens and fruit trees)
- hunt, trap, snare, fish
Origination pointsFood comes from somewhere before it gets to the stores.
- Regional or local distribution centers - the places that send food to the grocery stores and big box stores. They are like hubs for all the related stores in that area/region
- Farms - even if the barn and silos have been emptied, check the trucks and walk along the fields looking for produce that fell off the wagons or fell during harvest and transport.
- Dumpsters (any dumpster, but especially those behind restaurants and grocery stores)
- Residential and city trash cans
- Road Kill (Yep, it's gross, but if it's fresh and you cook it, you'll probably be ok)