The things that really are wasted, just in the U.S.-yikes!
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.
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.
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.
The things that really are wasted, just in the U.S.-yikes!”
If you really want to get mad- volunteer to work in your area school cafeteria.
The kids eligible for a free breakfast are very wasteful, and the lunch program is equally wasted. Local schools here in Reno area are supposedly even “sending home 2 bagged lunches” for kids the teachers and staff deem to be “not getting decent food at home”. I say take the kids away or re-hab the parents, or take steps to stop the mothers from having more who will end up in the same status.
No evidence if this food really gets eaten, but there are more of your tax dollars flying away.