If you're charitable enough, either donate money for food or knock on every person's door and give them pizza, or some type of meal. It's because everyone's poor, or their economy is poor. Basically, you need to fund them with enough money to support their markets and people. Either that, or you need to teach them to farm and grow their own food. If you don't want to donate a big amount of money, then just give them a small amount, like $30. This will feed some people, or let the market buy more products. If the town has no market, go with the farming idea. I really don't know. I haven't saved a starving town before....GOOD LUCK!
this is a big problem that would involve long and very complex replies. essentially you would begin with town meetings and include all the towns officials.options and ideas would be presented and voted on.