With the onset of hyperinflation, the price of food will reach astronomical levels far higher than in the least affordable by the working class and middle class masses. That there will be unprecedented raids on not only stores of food items such as supermarkets and discount shopping centers, but also on those private residences and businesses known or suspected to have food items in store for survival and/or business purposes is without question.
The trigger to such a violent reaction will start with hordes of people crowding into food stores of all types and sizes viciously competing amongst themselves to grab as much food as possible in the least possible time and rush to the check-out counters before further fiat currency devaluation renders prices even higher against comparatively non-volatile levels of income enjoyed by purchasers lucky enough to be still gainfully employed.
Ultimately, however, the food will run out, for the cost of replenishing stocks of food in stores will far outweigh food prices regardless of any economies of scale previously enjoyed in transportation. Fuel costs will simply be too high, as will the costs of operating the very supermarkets, hypermarkets, and discount shopping outlets geared to retail food items.
With food stores empty and largely inaccessible, marauding gangs will emerge and go into business purloining stashes of food from private residences and food service businesses. This however will not stop the masses from rioting, due to the exorbitant prices such gangs will charge for their ill-gotten gains, coupled with the continually shuttered and empty food stores.
Food riots are particularly vicious insofar as they speak to the basic survival need of self-preservation of each individual concerned. Anyone storing food for such eventualities would be well advised to possess firearms and ammunition to defend against possible home or business invasions by not only marauding gangs, but also maniacal hordes of rioters hell bent on exercising their natural rights of gathering food.
Police and other law enforcement services at this stage of deterioration in the economy will more than likely be non-existent to protect the public. Public funds financing such services may have lost too much of their value for service members to be able to afford to continue to work. Such service members will equally need most if not all of their time to procure food for themselves and their families.
That governments will be responsible for such a scenario of events can be attributed to its emphasis on inflating away the national debt by devaluing the national fiat currency. The government in power may perhaps have a skeleton protective force to prevent the hungry mobs from lynching it. In any event, the government's efforts to disenfranchise the populace from its basic human right of self-preservation only accentuates the error made by the electorate in voting for the government in the first place.
Corrective measures in the restructuring of the national economy from a deficit-spending mechanism geared to enable governments to either come to power or be re-elected should be made. Such efforts of change should culminate in an electorate-supporting structure with a currency backed by a basket of commodities bearing stable value and beyond the reach of manipulation by any government in office.