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Date: 04/01/07 02:06 AM

54 Responses to Grocery Store Shopping in Garbage Dumpster

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    bdalton Female 30-39
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    March 31, 2007 at 7:24 pm
    Link: Grocery Store Shopping in Garbage Dumpster - Great way to save money.
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    Rauron Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2007 at 2:27 am
    ^ wasted post ^
    that must be really smelly, I wonder how often those guys need to get new shoes x.x?
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 2:33 am
    I knew a homeless guy who lived in a nice sized city and everyday he would go to a deli near his "house" and instead of them throwing away all their food they would just hand him bags of it, not trash, just bread in one bag and meat in another. Lol worked out much better than him diving in a dumpster, and while I`m sure he got tired of eating subs he probably got thinner than from the subway diet.
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    robofish Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2007 at 2:34 am
    Their a bunch of weridos!!
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    jebler Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 2:44 am
    my dad used to go dumpster diving very few weeks win i was like 13ish. i had to be his look out..
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    rpm2004 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 2:48 am

    (not used with a positive connotation)

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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 3:00 am
    That`s pretty cool.

    Respect for those guys.

    I dont see why we cant have bombs AND food though.

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    Lawviz Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 3:03 am
    I`ll never eat food again in the US...unless i know for sure it`s "fresh" :(
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    glocktypus Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 3:04 am
    most places have locks on their dumpsters. Also some of that stuff could make you sick. I do agree we waste too much food, but sometimes the stuff is really expired, I mean c`mon you own a car but you dumpster dive, go donate it to a shelter..
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    FLB Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 3:25 am
    i respect these people so much.
    i think this is a great idea, well, to do in the US maybe, but in the UK, all the rubbish is mostly rubbish, not nice.
    Looks like i would have more food than I could ever eat in the US
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    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 3:34 am
    Homeless people here wait in front of Starbucks until people leave their drinks alone and run off with them.
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    cbritt84 Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2007 at 4:49 am
    1967, In Phoenix, AZ John Van Hinkel realized that this was going on. He talked to the store managers and they agreed to give him food that was out-of-date or within a few days of being so. In his own pickup he brought it to a building and gave it out to the homeless and hungry. 40 years later, St. Mary`s Food Bank is the second largest (NY is first) in the nation, distributing over 5 million pounds of food in 2006. Store managers need to do their part and help the hungry and homeless in the community. DONATE.
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 5:21 am
    Lawviz you`re retarded
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    Igmo Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 7:06 am
    I respect them, its a good idea, I also agree we waste waaaaaaay too much food. But, in most places you can`t do that, because they have locks on they`re dumpsters.
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    dumaspere Male 18-29
    102 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 8:13 am
    why would you lock a dumpster?
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    missaquafina Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 8:24 am
    I think that it is wrong that they eat that food, since they have good paying jobs, they should buy the food that they eat, and all of the food that they collect from the dumpsters should go to homeless shelters and other folks that can not afford to buy food.
    Also, too just cause it LOOKS good does not mean it IS good. I had a few cases where I had to throw away food before the expiraton date-meat that I left in the sink to thaw for too long, it looked good when I tossed it, but it probaly was not, and I would much rather my family be safe and throw food away, then get badly sick from eating it.
    here is a link to what some of that food looks like that they get
    And it is not just food that they try to get for free, it is also housing, clothing everything else that you can think of. I just can not help but think they are just bad freeloaders, its cool to help people who are unfortunate, but those
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    grreat747 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 8:24 am
    Here in the EU supermarkets, restaurants, food producers have to destroy the unwanted food. Just for this reason.

    How retarted can you get...have they ever heard of food poisoning?

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    missaquafina Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 8:25 am
    people that have well paying jobs, they should pay for their clothing, shelter and food.
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    medic1971 Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2007 at 8:53 am
    hmmm.... I am going to have to pass on that one.....
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    TabooPoison Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 10:04 am
    I know several people who do this. It`s better than letting all that food go to waste.
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    nemesis666 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 11:28 am
    They have the right idea, but they should collect and donate. Taking the food downtown once a week is not good enough.
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    Skie_Lok Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    missaquafina, its great that you are so high on your pedestal and all, but the point is this food ISNT going to homeless shelters and IS being wasted and these kids are saving it from waste. If you were paying attention to the video instead of judging them, you would have heard that the money they save from groceries is spent on other charitable causes. Obviously some of the stuff they salvage cant be eaten, so that is the stuff they compost or throw away again.
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    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 12:28 pm
    ^^ How often do YOU take food downtown
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    Moop_stick Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2007 at 12:29 pm
    I want to try that now..
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    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 12:44 pm
    i feel bad when i have to throw anything away. seeing perfectly good food go to waste saddens me.

    America can a very wasteful society. And it seems like trying to counteract that waste is often viewed as unAmerican somehow. It`s "unmanly" not to drive a giant tank-of-a-car. Everything should be new, new, new. What you have isn`t good enough. Throw it out and get the newest, latest version of what you already have.

    food poisoning is easily avoidable with a little common sense, experience and good food hygeine.

    having said all of this, it`s not feasible to do this in NYC. There really aren`t many dumpsters. Companies that do have dumpsters keep them indoors in enclosed loading dock areas. Oh, and NYC garbage tends to be downright putrid.

    anyway, i have a good cream of broccoli soup recipe if they need it.

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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 1:03 pm
    i want to do that now.
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2007 at 1:21 pm
    Liberal hippy bastards that CBC is composed of, this is just more proof that they are.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2007 at 1:31 pm
    The college students irked me, acting as if they are saviors of the earth from eating food from a dumpster.

    Would I do it? No, but I have respect for the people that do and don`t pat themselves on the back for it. I`ve lived one year in my apartment and the only food I`ve thrown out has been some bad eggs and cheese that turned black.

    It is a shame though that good food is wasted.

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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 1:33 pm
    >I dont see why we cant have
    >bombs AND food though.

    I agree completely! I`ve been dumpster-diving for old bombs the military throws out, and they are just as good as the new ones we pay millions of tax dollars for.

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    Gucciprincss Female 30-39
    550 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 1:34 pm
    missaquafina - I agree with you! Around here, there are people who go to the welfare office claiming they are poor, helpless, etc.., and *bam* they get welfare on the spot. One girl I know (who by the way, I am NOT friends with) has 2 children & she gets $400 in food stamps a month. She told them she was divored. She was seperated at the time, but is back with her husband now. She has a good job, and she always dresses her childen in nice clothes. These kind of people make me SICK.
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    Gucciprincss Female 30-39
    550 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 1:36 pm
    ^^^ oh,and I will add that she STILL gets welfare.
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    perfectly_me Female 13-17
    314 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:02 pm
    Honestly, i find this disgusting.
    God knows where the food has been and why it`s thrown out. It may be perfectly fine, but it may also have been infected in some way.
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    nursesue Female 30-39
    175 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:19 pm
    get a job! They need to save there money for their drug habit, crack hoors, watch the video again and you will see all the track marks!
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    grreat747 Male 18-29
    36 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:47 pm
    GOD EVeryone on I am bored is a friggin college hippie
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    bumblecock Male 18-29
    643 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:51 pm
    I can`t believe they brought the garbage bags into their house. Greasy, filthy, disguisting, trash eaters.
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    PhoenixPhata Male 13-17
    280 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 3:01 pm
    While we`re on a somewhat closely related subject: Recycling is (in most cases) bad for the environment and bad for the economy.

    That concludes this (half-assed) public service announcement.

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    Gunit1 Female 13-17
    850 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 4:40 pm
    UUUUMMMMM......... okay then
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    Kanashii Female 13-17
    359 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 8:56 pm
    "liberal communist tree-hugging satanist homosexuals"

    Who said anything about them being any of those things? They have a good idea, and they take all of the precautions necessary to make sure its healthy and clean. It`s society`s idea that trash of all kind is disgusting and rotted and filled with bacteria but you know what? Even your own bodily wastes are sterile for a time. Stop being a right-wing asshat and get off of George Bush`s dick.

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    SupaGal Female 18-29
    60 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 12:12 am
    v_wilkes85 >> I happen to think Little Mosque on the Prairie is hilarious! What`s the matter? You can make jokes about all other races but as soon as there is an show that pokes some jokes at white people it`s all "liberal communist tree-hugging satanist homosexuals"? Dude, wake up.. we`re living in a country that supports multi-culturalism.
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    McLara1977 Female 18-29
    16 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 12:38 am
    dumpsters are locked here because bears and other animals prowl through the garbage and get it everywhere, that or bear proof dumpsters, i worked in a grocery store for 5 years, most stuff is good for a week or more after the sell by date, this is not a bad idea, ive seen things tossed out that i know shouldnt have been, just because of a date on a label
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    SupaGal Female 18-29
    60 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 1:39 am
    v_wilkes85>> You`re an idiot. "next time you spit on our white ancestor`s efforts..." who said that I was white? You assume too much. I can`t believe you said that they come in, invade and disrespect. 1st, it seems that even though you`re Canadian, you don`t know how to value multiculturalism. Secondly, before you talk about muslims destroying your culture and mooching your gov`t, how about you check out the stats and tell me what races are mooching off you the most? Different races/cultures have done so much for Canada. There are tons of examples there.. (almost equal to Mexicans & the US) They are willing to do the jobs that no one else wants to do and work hard at it. Who built the railroads in Canada? I recall it was the white people who were cracking the whips on those guys they imported from china. Review your history. Canada wasn`t built only by whites.
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    Invalok Male 18-29
    724 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 4:54 am
    If I was their son ... id run away.
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    Fayth Female 18-29
    496 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 5:55 am
    Heck yeah, I used to do that growing up. It`s great.
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    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2007 at 6:57 am
    I was stunished on the quantity of food that they found in one dumpster. GEEEES!
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2007 at 7:28 am
    omg what tramps..
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    dumaspere Male 18-29
    102 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 7:41 am
    mclara, thanks! was wondering if there was a sensible reason, not just fear of silly litigation in case someone did eat that food and get sick. and yes, stuff is generally good for a while after the sell by date. i suppose the dates are overcautious, and that is for fear of litigation. i know a family who would happily eat it right up til the evening before the sell by date, but never even consider it the next morning. such a waste.

    v_wilkes85, you just got owned!

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    x_Xeon_x Male 18-29
    47 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 8:43 pm
    now they have money to buy all their hippy drugs.
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    sayian17 Male 13-17
    63 posts
    April 3, 2007 at 9:47 pm
    Now that is just a pathetic excuse to save a dollar. That is just nasty!
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    linkcma Male 18-29
    302 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 3:43 pm
    Interesting. I should give it a try.
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    Kreative Female 13-17
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    April 13, 2007 at 8:55 pm
    They have jobs! If they`re gonna go dumpster diving, they should donate ALL of the food to shelters, not just a portion of it. That`s cheap to the extreme.
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    ILOVEPIE94 Male 13-17
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    May 5, 2007 at 12:53 am
    i have respet for them that is smart and it is true...Would I do it? No, but I have respect for the people that do and don`t pat themselves on the back for it.
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    evil_elmo_00 Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2008 at 5:10 pm
    its true i work at woolworths australia in the produce dep` and we throw out so much stuff that is `poor qualty` so that customers can get what they see as `good qualty` the amount of waist i here you ask, well its apx 2 of those dumsters full a day
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    Okasen Female 13-17
    523 posts
    October 12, 2008 at 7:41 pm
    I really wish I could be like these guys. It`d be hard for me to get past the "it was in the dumpster" thing, but really, it`s no different.

    And to everyone pointing out food poisoning, they know what to look for and how to prepare food to make it safe. In the video, the guy said he`d never had food poisoning.

    And they do use excess money and food to help the needy. They say they used the money for charity, and they bring the food to work, so everyone can enjoy it.

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    Okasen Female 13-17
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    October 12, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Ahem, Congrats

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