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There Was A Definite Food Shortage

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Because of a severe lack of planning and underestimating the number of attendees, the festival ran out of food on the very first day. Thankfully, members of the Monticello Jewish Community handed out sandwiches.

Locals stepped in with thousands of food donations that were airlifted to the site, including thousands of sandwiches, fruit, canned items, and water. In addition, the Hog Farm Collective served brown rice, vegetables, and granola, and Max Yasgur provided milk, cheese, butter, and water.