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For anyone who is hungry or eating poorly, I have a secret to share. (Hussein's America)
2/01/09 | Unknown

Posted on 02/01/2009 5:26:12 PM PST by Libloather

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1 posted on 02/01/2009 5:26:12 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

The things that really are wasted, just in the U.S.-yikes!


2 posted on 02/01/2009 5:28:59 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Libloather

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeganism


3 posted on 02/01/2009 5:29:31 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Libloather
I'm all for this, but I believe that dumpster diving is not encouraged at all at places like this. They don't want bums and homeless scavenging around their property.

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.

4 posted on 02/01/2009 5:31:40 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Libloather
12- Only take organic foods and whole wheat pizzas. Leave the capitalist pig foods to rot.

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.

5 posted on 02/01/2009 5:32:19 PM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Libloather

*BUMP* !


6 posted on 02/01/2009 5:32:50 PM PST by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: Libloather

/sarc


7 posted on 02/01/2009 5:33:19 PM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Libloather

8 posted on 02/01/2009 5:34:32 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

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.


9 posted on 02/01/2009 5:34:46 PM PST by alloysteel (The term "Islam" does not mean "peace", it means "gaining serenity through surrender".)
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To: Sender
/sarc

Not really...

10 posted on 02/01/2009 5:35:31 PM PST by Libloather (February is Liberal, Leftist, Marxist Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather

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.


11 posted on 02/01/2009 5:36:45 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: television is just wrong

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.


12 posted on 02/01/2009 5:44:33 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JoeProBono

If you dont work you dont eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10


13 posted on 02/01/2009 5:46:24 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (I home school because I have seen the village and I don't want it raising my kids.)
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To: All; Libloather

Related thread:

Resources for job seekers during the recession
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2171492/posts


14 posted on 02/01/2009 5:52:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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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.


15 posted on 02/01/2009 5:57:05 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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To: Libloather
Dumpster Diving for God

Great read, tells how these people dive for food and then give it out on the street later :D

16 posted on 02/01/2009 5:58:56 PM PST by Toki ("Palin Pingers" Freepmail Liberity Rocks or me to get on the list today!)
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To: Libloather
These monumental levels of waste occur for one reason - legal liability. Parasitic ambulance chasing Ralph Nader-fellating shysters and their sub-70 IQ vermin "clients" eagerly wait to crucify even the charities behind any business-approved food distribution activities. The sad fact is, grocery chains and distributors can be and are sued if it is found that they put forward insufficient effort to preclude the illicit removal of waste foodstuffs from their property (the legal analogy offered is not having a gate around the community pool).

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.

17 posted on 02/01/2009 6:04:17 PM PST by M203M4 (Bill Kristol: Piltdown conservative)
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To: Libloather

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.


18 posted on 02/01/2009 6:04:36 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: Libloather

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.


19 posted on 02/01/2009 6:09:49 PM PST by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: combat_boots

I swear half the population doesn’t know how to even COOK anymore....except to put it in the microwave


20 posted on 02/01/2009 6:11:11 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: Libloather
Back in the olden days - 1950's - I remember friends/neighbors having pot luck dinners. One person, or couple, would prepare macaroni & cheese or chili, another a vegetable, a salad, or a dessert, etc.

It's a way to get a balanced meal for all and enjoy each other.

We might play penny-ante poker afterwards.

One of my favorite memories is making a roaster pan of popcorn, a pitcherful of koolaid - after we mother's had come up with $1.00 - the price of a station wagon full of kids and adults for a drive-in movie.

One dollar was not a pittance back then.

21 posted on 02/01/2009 6:12:18 PM PST by lakey (Politicians thrive on chaos. So, they create it!)
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To: goodnesswins

“I swear half the population doesn’t know how to even COOK anymore....except to put it in the microwave”

OK. I’ll bite on that. New item: microwavable nail soup. ;>


22 posted on 02/01/2009 6:17:50 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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To: lakey
"Back in the olden days - 1950's - I remember friends/neighbors having pot luck dinners. One person, or couple, would prepare macaroni & cheese or chili, another a vegetable, a salad, or a dessert, etc.
It's a way to get a balanced meal for all and enjoy each other."

About 10 of my friends and I average 3 times a month through the year doing this. Great fellowship!

23 posted on 02/01/2009 6:20:01 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (Just part of the cleanup crew.)
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To: lakey

A while back KFC had a buy-one-get-one-free bucket of chicken deal. I only needed 3 pieces for my family but I’d buy the bucket, get one free, take out the three pieces I wanted, then I went to the local park where homeless people hang out and leave it. They got it while it was still hot!

It just seemed a shame not to take KFC up on the deal and help others out at the same time.


24 posted on 02/01/2009 6:20:41 PM PST by Lorianne (Without the Republicans helping pass TARP in 2008, we would not have this monstrosity in 2009.)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3
"for even when we were with you, this we did command you, that if any one is not willing to work, neither let him eat"
25 posted on 02/01/2009 6:27:23 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

That is working in the ministry. Though, it should apply today for all.


26 posted on 02/01/2009 6:28:16 PM PST by lbama
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To: Libloather

We rarely find large cans of food that aren’t dented in Sam’s. We quit buying there, anyway, because of all of those phony “fair trade” signs on products with jacked-up prices (products that have nothing to do with trade exchanges or tariffs).


27 posted on 02/01/2009 6:29:39 PM PST by familyop (combat engineer (combat), National Guard, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: lakey
One dollar was not a pittance back then.

20 1950s sized candy bars and 2 to four Saturday matinees.

28 posted on 02/01/2009 6:31:25 PM PST by Stentor
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To: JoeProBono

I AGREE!

Now, how about you fine specimens take that sign up in the mountains and read it loud and proud to the bears. ;)


29 posted on 02/01/2009 6:37:01 PM PST by shoutingandpointing
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To: Lorianne
Or, if you were on hard times yourself, you could freeze the rest to eat later... (AKA "leftovers"...)

Apparently, you or your folks didn't have to survive through the Great Depression; that experience imprinted a different outlook on frugality...

30 posted on 02/01/2009 6:38:28 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

I’ve seen whole citrus groves of perfectly good fruit left to drop and rot because it wasn’t the “right” size, meaning too big. And no one could pick up a single orange for fear of arrest for theft.
Waste? Most don’t know a fraction of what takes place.


31 posted on 02/01/2009 6:41:26 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Dust in the Wind

Great fellowship!

I agree! We have a Bible study twice a month at someone’s home. Each couple brings food. We are always trying new things and each time the menu is really varied. There are no leftovers!


32 posted on 02/01/2009 6:43:50 PM PST by AUsome Joy
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To: Libloather
I have no problem with utilizing food that is being destroyed for no good reason. But do you have permission to be on the private property of these distributors, or are you trespassing?

It's not like FReepers to do the latter -- FReepers generally believe strongly in respecting private property.

33 posted on 02/01/2009 6:55:28 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Stentor; Lorianne; Dust in the Wind
It breaks my heart to see what is going on in my own little town.

My husband and I look for work around our home for out-of-work people. So far, we'e gotten beautiful custom valances, new cabinets and countertops in our laundry room, and a lot of odd jobs around the house done that we really needed help on.

We were born into the Great Depression and know how such situations are both degrading and humiliating. What makes me extremely angry is that it was all avoidable - then and now.

34 posted on 02/01/2009 7:01:08 PM PST by lakey (Politicians thrive on chaos. So, they create it!)
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To: AUsome Joy
Yes, these friends are very important to my sanity! LOL
And we have learned to moderate so as to not have to much left over. And they have learned to expect me to experiment on them occasionally. But they made me promise; "no more three onion pie". google it ;^)
35 posted on 02/01/2009 7:01:14 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (Just part of the cleanup crew.)
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To: Libloather

Sorry, at first I thought this was sarcasm, now I realize it was not. Soon we may all be doing the same.


36 posted on 02/01/2009 7:01:31 PM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: lakey
Good on you. I could do the same in a small way but none have asked. Mine would be brush busting and fence work.
37 posted on 02/01/2009 7:09:12 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (Just part of the cleanup crew.)
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To: Lorianne

Very nice of you!


38 posted on 02/01/2009 7:14:35 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife -- my DH is in his 26th year of military service! PRAY 4 OUR TROOPS!)
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To: Dust in the Wind

I looked up the recipe and reviews and it must be delicious. I have never had it. Think I should try it for the group?


39 posted on 02/01/2009 7:16:56 PM PST by AUsome Joy
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To: Lizavetta
As an aside, years ago you could get out of date daily products free if you went to the warehouses. They stopped however because of some legal difficulties. I believe they are used for hog feed now.
40 posted on 02/01/2009 7:19:52 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (Swift as the wind; Calmly majestic as a forest; Steady as the mountains.)
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To: TXnMA

That’s true, but even freezing it was too much chicken!
I suppose if we were starving I would do that.


41 posted on 02/01/2009 7:20:50 PM PST by Lorianne (Without the Republicans helping pass TARP in 2008, we would not have this monstrosity in 2009.)
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To: AUsome Joy
I and a few liked it. It is like a meatless pizza. It made some wonder who thought they were Italian. LOL

I did make it one time with a pizza crust, left out the leak and added some Italian sausage. That was good also. Very strong flavors!

42 posted on 02/01/2009 7:21:49 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (Just part of the cleanup crew.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

In most places, you aren’t trespassing if it isn’t posted, or you aren’t told to get off.

Also, it’s not illegal unless you’re caught.


43 posted on 02/01/2009 7:22:29 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: AUsome Joy

Should you try it on them? Sure, but it would be a good idea for it not to be the ‘main’ dish. Go for it.


44 posted on 02/01/2009 7:24:12 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (Just part of the cleanup crew.)
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To: Libloather

Interesting advice, and it’s a real shame that so much food is wasted.

The “please kick this” at the end tells me it might have been pulled from DU. FWIW.


45 posted on 02/01/2009 7:24:52 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. And NEVER GIVE UP!)
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To: M203M4
Parasitic ambulance chasing Ralph Nader-fellating shysters

Don't hold back.

;-)

46 posted on 02/01/2009 7:24:58 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Both of those statment are BS and you know it! If not, you had better git your property posted.


47 posted on 02/01/2009 7:25:53 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (Just part of the cleanup crew.)
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To: count-your-change
A good friend of ours is the manager of one of the largest sweet potato growers in the country. They have fields all over the area. Up until this year, they only harvested #1's (which is what you find in the grocery store) and left everything else in the field. If anyone tries to glean the field they are prosecuted. It is the biggest waste I've ever seen.

Last year they also kept the jumbos and sold them to a potato chip producer. Smaller sweet potato farmers harvest everything and sell them according to size and grade, from #1's to canners, which are the small or oddly shaped, that will be cut and canned. They can't afford the waste.

You are correct though ... if people only realized.

48 posted on 02/01/2009 7:26:49 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine
Our local Food For Less discovered that people that were taking their "too old" produce were bringing it around trying to get a refund on it.

I found this out after asking if I could have it for my chickens.

49 posted on 02/01/2009 7:29:06 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: All

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50 posted on 02/01/2009 7:30:02 PM PST by Cindy
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