Skip to comments.For anyone who is hungry or eating poorly, I have a secret to share. (Hussein's America)
Posted on 02/01/2009 5:26:12 PM PST by Libloather
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The things that really are wasted, just in the U.S.-yikes!
How are you getting this food? I"m sure nobody is giving it to you or stacking it neatly for you to pick up. It must be thrown away in the trash and these places do not like people going through their garbage. There may be laws about this now - I'm not sure.
I wish I could participate in this. That perfectly good food is thrown away makes me ill. But I don't think it's as easy as it seems. Perhaps others here have a more up to date perspective on this.
13- As a general rule, if in doubt about the freshness of foraged food, take off one of your sandals and smell it. If the foraged food smells worse, leave it. If it smells about the same, give it to others. If it smells better, take it home to your partner citizen.
Is this different from the gleaners of fields after harvest back in the days of medieval serfdom?
Probably a little more upscale than simply begging on the corner.
People used to go to the bin at the nurseries to pick up the thrown out plants. Well, the neighborhood nurseries realized this and started dousing their plants with weed killer when they put them in the bin so whatever you picked up would be dead in two days. That is wasteful. Amazing. Why didn’t they discount them or replant into larger containers, I can’t tell you.
part of it is lawyers and part of it is they figure you are more likely to come in and buy something if you can’t get it for free.
If you dont work you dont eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10
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Try a church or make friends at a mom & pop grocery or small restaurant. But make friends first. Maybe do some volunteer work at a church and see what turns up. Ditto for fine restaurants & their back doors. Also try the bakery outlets. Food can only keep so long.
During the Great Depression, my grandparents never turned away someone who came to the back door asking for food.
Finally, get some beans, eggs, those chicken and beef broth cubes and milk. Make soup with the beans & broth and boil the eggs. Cut the milk a little but it’ll still taste good.
Start a barter gig. Think of something you can trade for food. 1 hour’s work, maybe 2. Could be work a day’s food.
Find coupons. Use them.
THis is when we help each other, folks.
Great read, tells how these people dive for food and then give it out on the street later :D
As bad as it is now, it was worse before. Legal "food rescue" was an extremely risky (in the legal sense) proposition prior to the Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (1996). The cretinous parasitic trial lawyers fought that one tooth and nail ("to protect poor people from businesses looking to offload their disposal costs"), and have been chipping away ever since.
Well, if it works for you... where I live you’d need to have a Conceal & Carry license to go where the food terminal is, particularly between the time you are suggesting 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. What do YOU do for a living? I and most of my friends work and get up at 5-6 a.m. for work, etc. so being out at 11 p.m. foraging for food isn’t going to be very good for the sleep cycle.
No thanks. While it might be a great way to save money, my life is more valuable to me.
Dumpster-Diver. Some mother’s son. Such a high calling.
By the way, I used to run a food bank at our church. We got all sorts of give-aways by the markets. So much of the whining is a few decades old.
I swear half the population doesn’t know how to even COOK anymore....except to put it in the microwave
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