Dumpster Diving!

Dumpster diving is the practice of going through commercial and/or residential trash to find items that have been discarded by their owners, but may be useful to the dumpster diver. It is the art of claiming others’ waste. Food is a commonly dumpstered item, as nutritious food is constantly thrown away due to aesthetic imperfections. Dumpsters are full of food items passed the expiration date but perfectly safe to eat. Everything from bread to jars of jams and sauces to fruits and vegetables and boxes of snacks. These food items are not deemed “shelf worthy” by producers, and therefore thrown away as they will not be purchased by the consumer. Food Not Bombs is a global anti-hunger movement that gets a significant amount of its food from dumpster diving at small markets and corporate grocery stores. They believe food is not a privilege, but a human right and everyone deserves access to healthy food. Food Not Bombs shares free vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities around the world to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment.  – Erica Podlowski

Food Not Bombs, Toronto
Food Not Bombs, Toronto
Food Not Bombs, Toronto
Food Not Bombs, Toronto
Food Not Bombs, Toronto
Food Not Bombs, Toronto
Food Not Bombs, Toronto
Food Not Bombs, Toronto
Food Not Bombs, Toronto
Food Not Bombs, Toronto
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