if you are planning on hunkering down in the Jerz, with 8 MIL people in the state, another 8-9 MIL in NYC and another couple MIL in Philly, me thinks you are toast.
And no, I think the Z's will eat animals as well as humans. As to the community garden over by the hospital? It will be trampled down from all the Z's from the hospital comin' to get you. LOL
Best to head West and have a plan as to where you'd hole up over there.