Grocery Store Shopping in Garbage Dumpster

Submitted by: bdalton 9 years ago

Great way to save money.
There are 54 comments:
Female 523
Wilkes:

Ahem, Congrats

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Female 523
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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Male 7
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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Male 24
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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Female 15
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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Male 302
Interesting. I should give it a try.
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Male 63
Now that is just a pathetic excuse to save a dollar. That is just nasty!
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Male 47
now they have money to buy all their hippy drugs.
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Male 102
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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Female 2,027
omg what tramps..
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Male 838
I was stunished on the quantity of food that they found in one dumpster. GEEEES!
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Female 496
Heck yeah, I used to do that growing up. It`s great.
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Male 724
If I was their son ... id run away.
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Female 60
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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Female 16
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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Female 60
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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Female 359
"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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Female 850
UUUUMMMMM......... okay then
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Male 280
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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Male 643
I can`t believe they brought the garbage bags into their house. Greasy, filthy, disguisting, trash eaters.
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Male 36
GOD EVeryone on I am bored is a friggin college hippie
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Female 175
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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Female 314
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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Female 550
^^^ oh,and I will add that she STILL gets welfare.
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Female 550
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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Male 5,194
>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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Male 1,254
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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Male 1,496
Liberal hippy bastards that CBC is composed of, this is just more proof that they are.
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Female 2,695
i want to do that now.
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Male 1,024
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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Male 64
I want to try that now..
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Male 1,024
^^ How often do YOU take food downtown
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Male 21
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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Male 67
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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Female 1,062
I know several people who do this. It`s better than letting all that food go to waste.
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Male 200
hmmm.... I am going to have to pass on that one.....
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Female 208
people that have well paying jobs, they should pay for their clothing, shelter and food.
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Male 36
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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Female 208
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
http://www.freegan.info/PublicImages/
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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Male 102
why would you lock a dumpster?
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Male 1,263
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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Male 1,111
Lawviz you`re retarded
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Male 67
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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Male 991
Homeless people here wait in front of Starbucks until people leave their drinks alone and run off with them.
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Female 1,228
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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Female 430
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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Male 429
I`ll never eat food again in the US...unless i know for sure it`s "fresh" :(
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Male 2,486
That`s pretty cool.

Respect for those guys.

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

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Male 96
Awesome

(not used with a positive connotation)

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Male 1,142
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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Male 506
Their a bunch of weridos!!
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Male 1,111
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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Male 563
^ wasted post ^
that must be really smelly, I wonder how often those guys need to get new shoes x.x?
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Female 4
Link: Grocery Store Shopping in Garbage Dumpster [Rate Link] - Great way to save money.
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