I think that is part of the point though. You have to go out into the wild to find food, being a scavenger. I think there shouldn't be any starting food. Then your farmers start producing a little at first and you'll have basic food. Few days time you will get higher grade food from cooks.
I don't get why everyone is rushing so hard on day 1. Do you really need 2x, 4x exp and extra skill points to feel you got somewhere in the game.