How terrible. I am sorry for your friends loss as well.

Food always helps, though you really don't eat much for a day or two. To be honest, the things I found most helpful after my dad passed were trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. I only had to go to the grocery store one time, in a week and a half, thanks to the food & items like this.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??