Her Majesty's Government sents to the Worldwound exactly as much food as they need.
But there are loopholes in the law, and this one noble here diverts some of it to their own coffers, and this other noble there takes his cut, and even if your battalion commander is careful to pay all the tips that are not bribes because bribes are not legal but that smooth the way all the same, you usually get less food than your battalion needs.
Tanidio's battalion, specifically, got seventy percent of the food it needed this month.
It hasn't gotten a hundred percent for eight months. Inquisitor Chrisor is looking into it.
The wizards, the fighters, the clerics got full rations; you don't want to lose someone important because they were hungry and had a slow reaction time. So the shortfall was taken out of the camp followers' rations.
Tanidio carries a bowl of porridge to where one of the cooks is unable to move do to being under the effects of a Hold Person.