+689 – I get that food can’t be conjured by magic, but given that there are markets, farms, and even just food sources in the woods (plants, eggs, animals, etc.), if you can teleport, turn invisible, and summon food to you from reasonably far away, then it should be no problem acquiring food while remaining completely undetected. At one point in the book they swipe some food from a supermarket under the cloak and Hermione even leaves money for it—why wasn’t this routine? And even if you’re still worried about getting detected, they literally see other wizards summon fish out of a river. This on its own should make food shortage obsolete. Even if you aren’t next to a river, *accio deer! accio eggs! accio mushrooms!* I understand the need to make their situation more dreary, but this always felt a little too odd to me considering the magic we know that they can do.