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7. with the economy the way it is and food banks running low
I am sure it is quite serious
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  -For anyone who is hungry or eating poorly, I have a secret to share. readmoreoften  Feb-01-09 12:04 AM   #0 
  - K&N n't  NMDemDist2   Feb-01-09 12:08 AM   #1 
  - I remember these tips  DissedByBush   Feb-01-09 03:51 PM   #154 
  - Safeway have a lot of good food in the dumpsters behind their stores  Rosa Luxemburg   Feb-01-09 12:08 AM   #2 
  - Avoid restaurants, especially fast food restaurants.  wake.up.america   Feb-01-09 12:12 AM   #3 
  - Cheap grow your own food  barbiegeek   Feb-01-09 10:02 AM   #89 
     - It's easy to grow a LOT of nutritious calories from Irish potatoes or  kestrel91316   Feb-01-09 12:10 PM   #117 
     - Here in Maine...........  rucognizant   Feb-01-09 01:20 PM   #130 
        - I can't grow ANYTHING in my apartment in CA.......sigh.  kestrel91316   Feb-01-09 06:30 PM   #165 
     - I wouldn't try to salvage the seeds.....  bvar22   Feb-01-09 12:36 PM   #124 
     - So glad you brought this to light...  blossomstar   Feb-01-09 05:57 PM   #163 
     - many good modern fruit varieties  Two Americas   Feb-01-09 07:10 PM   #173 
     - right  Two Americas   Feb-01-09 07:07 PM   #170 
     - I collect seeds and save seeds from everything and everywhere,  Raksha   Feb-01-09 07:55 PM   #180 
     - Now is the time to find wild cresses or "creecy greens"  HillWilliam   Feb-01-09 10:18 PM   #188 
  - The spring greens will be popping up soon  texastoast   Feb-01-09 12:15 AM   #4 
  - word of warning about going native  vadawg   Feb-01-09 12:31 AM   #13 
  - And JUST STAY AWAY from plants with carrot-like foliage  XemaSab   Feb-01-09 05:18 AM   #38 
     - thank you. and people still die mixing up comfrey and foxglove.  NuttyFluffers   Feb-01-09 07:35 PM   #176 
     - Yeah, these pictures look awful similar....  moriah   Feb-02-09 06:52 AM   #201 
  - Picking wild mushrooms? Keep milk thistle extract around for your own safety  D-Lee   Feb-01-09 07:16 AM   #51 
     - and to that, also add n-acytel cysteine  BuddhaGirl   Feb-01-09 07:46 PM   #177 
  - This shouldn't be neccessary in America dammit. But thanks.  BlooInBloo   Feb-01-09 12:16 AM   #5 
  - Exactly what I was thinking...  MzShellG   Feb-01-09 07:58 AM   #54 
  - Are you serious?  leftstreet   Feb-01-09 12:18 AM   #6 
  - with the economy the way it is and food banks running low  Skittles   Feb-01-09 12:19 AM   #7 
  - Being hungry sounds like serious business to me. Throwing out food  Lex   Feb-01-09 12:23 AM   #8 
  - Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just take over the stores?  leftstreet   Feb-01-09 12:25 AM   #9 
  - Not enough people are hungry enough  undergroundpanther   Feb-01-09 12:28 AM   #11 
  - Actually no.  Lex   Feb-01-09 12:28 AM   #12 
  - Good for you-the bad economy must have passed you by. However, a lot of us  jhrobbins   Feb-01-09 03:02 AM   #24 
  - no need to feel guilty in anyway for being online  Skittles   Feb-01-09 05:06 AM   #35 
  - I've seen people on DU mock others who are poor and post online  BuelahWitch   Feb-01-09 06:39 AM   #48 
     - that's disgraceful  Skittles   Feb-01-09 05:50 PM   #160 
  - Your Internet is the LAST thing you want to give up.  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 05:51 AM   #43 
  - I'd frankly PREFER the poor be online learning and communicating  kestrel91316   Feb-01-09 12:12 PM   #118 
  - yes - plus it's pretty much required for job hunting, school applications, homework, govmt forms...  Muttocracy   Feb-01-09 05:54 PM   #162 
  - This thread glorifies the Capitalist Spirit  leftstreet   Feb-01-09 12:39 PM   #126 
  - How does this "glorify the capitalist spirit"? I'm just suggesting ways that some folks can survive.  readmoreoften   Feb-01-09 03:00 PM   #142 
  - Your OP advocates theft  leftstreet   Feb-01-09 05:25 PM   #159 
     - What the fuck is wrong with you?  fudge stripe cookays   Feb-01-09 07:07 PM   #171 
     - whatever  leftstreet   Feb-01-09 07:09 PM   #172 
        - Oh, I get it. You're so far right that you think eating garbage is 'theft'.  readmoreoften   Feb-01-09 10:16 PM   #186 
        - POOR PEOPLE vs RULING CLASS LAW ENFORCEMENT  leftstreet   Feb-01-09 11:25 PM   #194 
        - I don't watch football, sparky.  fudge stripe cookays   Feb-02-09 07:27 PM   #203 
     - This is why i chirp when i start to come round the back of stores  vadawg   Feb-01-09 07:11 PM   #174 
     - It's not theft.  Yes We Did   Feb-01-09 09:38 PM   #185 
  - Oh yay! A ray of sunshine in the day  LibraLiz1973   Feb-01-09 04:20 PM   #157 
  - So many people have no idea how quickly "normal" can  truedelphi   Feb-01-09 03:02 PM   #144 
  - I despise that attitude!  Phentex   Feb-01-09 06:58 PM   #167 
  - Please don't feel that way - I see very poor people online at the library -  Sarah Ibarruri   Feb-01-09 03:46 PM   #153 
  - That would put more people out of work. nt  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 05:42 AM   #41 
  - well  ImOnlySleeping   Feb-01-09 09:14 AM   #69 
  - Alas, that's when bullets come into the picture...  Daemonaquila   Feb-01-09 01:24 PM   #131 
  - your sense of reality and compassion are non-existent.  Duppers   Feb-01-09 02:08 PM   #138 
  - I'm all for it. When you get that started PM me. Until then, I'll post information to help other  readmoreoften   Feb-01-09 03:02 PM   #143 
  - You get right on that then (nt)  Posteritatis   Feb-01-09 04:11 PM   #156 
  - These wasters of food should be told about Second Harvest.  jwirr   Feb-01-09 10:20 AM   #96 
  - There is nothing wrong with dumpster diving  tavalon   Feb-01-09 04:42 AM   #31 
  - It's a by product after a gang of thugs come in and steal your national treasury. nt  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 05:40 AM   #40 
  - Yep..have done it.  undergroundpanther   Feb-01-09 12:27 AM   #10 
  - Not just survive, but thrive  izquierdista   Feb-01-09 03:40 AM   #26 
  - When I Lived in Downtown Albany  NashVegas   Feb-01-09 07:16 AM   #52 
  - On bulky trash day in my neighborhood  crispini   Feb-01-09 07:47 AM   #53 
  - I live in nice north Dallas..  sendero   Feb-01-09 08:07 AM   #55 
  - We have one of those here.  Le Taz Hot   Feb-01-09 09:26 AM   #76 
  - Dang. We have bulky trash day once a month.  crispini   Feb-01-09 11:11 AM   #110 
  - Does that include large appliances, etc.?  Le Taz Hot   Feb-01-09 11:34 AM   #115 
     - I really don't know. I've never seen large appliances...  crispini   Feb-01-09 03:38 PM   #151 
  - I found a picture frame in Philly  rucognizant   Feb-01-09 01:29 PM   #132 
  - We don't have a "bulky trash day" here in Los Angeles, though you can call the  kestrel91316   Feb-01-09 12:17 PM   #119 
     - as i recall from my 52 years in los angeles,  barbtries   Feb-01-09 03:29 PM   #149 
        - Hah, yeah, it's still like that.  kestrel91316   Feb-01-09 08:03 PM   #182 
  - That is a habit every one should get into. Our community had a  jwirr   Feb-01-09 10:39 AM   #103 
  - Totally.  Daemonaquila   Feb-01-09 01:34 PM   #134 
  - in my complex  barbtries   Feb-01-09 05:19 AM   #39 
  - In the complex I used to live in we had a give away table.  jwirr   Feb-01-09 10:58 AM   #104 
  - My favorite cardigan sweater (brown 100% merino wool, Italian made,  kestrel91316   Feb-01-09 12:20 PM   #120 
  - Go to flower shop dumpsters ..  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 05:47 AM   #42 
  - We put things by the road for people to take  shrike   Feb-01-09 10:27 AM   #99 
  - I found a little shelf with a cupboard in my apt. complex's dumpster  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-02-09 10:26 PM   #204 
  - Good advice.  ThomCat   Feb-01-09 12:39 AM   #14 
  - I know at least where I live there are a LOT of laws dictating what can and cannot be donated  grace0418   Feb-01-09 01:22 AM   #17 
     - Hunters here are frustrated about not being able to donate the meat  Ilsa   Feb-01-09 09:21 AM   #71 
     - Where?  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 09:46 AM   #81 
     - I'm in south Texas. nt  Ilsa   Feb-01-09 10:21 PM   #189 
     - Many states have a venison donation program  DissedByBush   Feb-01-09 08:03 PM   #183 
     - Thanks for this information.  SheilaT   Feb-01-09 07:03 PM   #168 
        - My church's meal programs regularly get donations of bread and desserts  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-02-09 10:30 PM   #205 
  - Another idea involving household items:  Contrary1   Feb-01-09 12:50 AM   #15 
  - Check out Freecycle.org n/t  emlev   Feb-01-09 02:46 AM   #23 
     - I belong to the local Freecycle group.  Contrary1   Feb-01-09 03:52 AM   #27 
     - We've given away a couple of things on Freecycle  pipi_k   Feb-01-09 08:56 AM   #65 
  - Brilliant point of resource.  The Doctor.   Feb-01-09 01:03 AM   #16 
  - Thank you. nt  satya   Feb-01-09 01:28 AM   #19 
  - K&R  BrklynLiberal   Feb-01-09 01:23 AM   #18 
  - K&R  me b zola   Feb-01-09 02:18 AM   #20 
  - YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WHOLE FOODS MARKET LOL  LoZoccolo   Feb-01-09 02:27 AM   #21 
  - You know what?  Luminous Animal   Feb-01-09 03:11 AM   #25 
     - This might be a good place to remind everyone  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 06:00 AM   #44 
        - don't speak for me  ImOnlySleeping   Feb-01-09 09:22 AM   #72 
           - US Laws, I guess.  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 09:25 AM   #75 
              - Let's see,  Le Taz Hot   Feb-01-09 09:34 AM   #77 
                 - I saw people in Las Vegas go to jail  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 09:48 AM   #82 
                    - And what are you doing about it?  Le Taz Hot   Feb-01-09 09:55 AM   #87 
                       - If you lived in San Francisco,  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 09:58 AM   #88 
                       - Hey, you guys keep voting her in.  Le Taz Hot   Feb-01-09 10:18 AM   #94 
                          - Guess I'm just from the school of CYA.  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 10:29 AM   #100 
                       - Wouldn't do any good  izquierdista   Feb-02-09 02:27 AM   #199 
  - Holy shit! Great advice! Thank you for posting! k+r, n/t  ColbertWatcher   Feb-01-09 02:28 AM   #22 
  - gleaning  Two Americas   Feb-01-09 03:55 AM   #28 
  - k&r n/t  Joe the Liberal   Feb-01-09 03:56 AM   #29 
  - oh, and "seconds"  Two Americas   Feb-01-09 04:11 AM   #30 
  - See post 13 for public safety message.  vadawg   Feb-01-09 04:46 AM   #33 
  - yes  Two Americas   Feb-01-09 05:14 AM   #36 
  - Oh, my god yes!  tavalon   Feb-01-09 04:49 AM   #34 
  - you bet  Two Americas   Feb-01-09 05:15 AM   #37 
  - Great advice for more rural people, TA!  readmoreoften   Feb-01-09 02:42 PM   #140 
  - urban people  Two Americas   Feb-01-09 07:05 PM   #169 
     - Good to know.  readmoreoften   Feb-01-09 11:39 PM   #195 
  - I buy bushels of ugly fruit at the farmers market and then dehydrate it.  wildeyed   Feb-01-09 03:36 PM   #150 
  - great idea! nt  maryf   Feb-01-09 12:25 PM   #121 
  - Gleaning...thus this famous picture  dixiegrrrrl   Feb-01-09 03:19 PM   #147 
  - Try finding or growing nettles.  Irreverend IX   Feb-01-09 04:43 AM   #32 
  - Nettles are loaded with calcium  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 06:07 AM   #45 
  - I've found and eaten wild lambs quarters right here in Los Angeles.  kestrel91316   Feb-01-09 12:27 PM   #122 
  - they're also great  druidity33   Feb-01-09 06:37 AM   #46 
  - Damn!  Le Taz Hot   Feb-01-09 09:38 AM   #78 
  - Similar to spinach  Fedja   Feb-02-09 12:48 AM   #198 
  - to say nothing of the exquisite flower it produces.  ooglymoogly   Feb-01-09 10:11 AM   #92 
  - My problem is getting 'em to stop.  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-01-09 11:08 AM   #108 
  - They are nutritious and the cheapest thing in the world  truedelphi   Feb-01-09 03:04 PM   #145 
  - I used to do volunteer work for local food pantries...  Hubert Flottz   Feb-01-09 06:38 AM   #47 
  - I "stole" bags of dry leaves!  RedCloud   Feb-01-09 06:59 AM   #49 
  - How did you bury them?  eilen   Feb-01-09 08:29 AM   #59 
  - Please be careful around trash compacters.  HereSince1628   Feb-01-09 07:09 AM   #50 
  - Thanks for sharing..  sendero   Feb-01-09 08:11 AM   #56 
  - Ah, dumpster diving. Helped me and many of my friends in college/grad school. nt  Veritas_et_Aequitas   Feb-01-09 08:12 AM   #57 
  - The bible calls this gleaning.  intheflow   Feb-01-09 08:12 AM   #58 
  - Ah, the Gleaners... depicting this is a wonderful painting!  MrMickeysMom   Feb-01-09 09:07 AM   #67 
     - You can have this one.  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 10:23 AM   #97 
        - Thank you!  MrMickeysMom   Feb-01-09 11:04 AM   #106 
        - I had never seriously considered the name of that painting until now.  uppityperson   Feb-01-09 01:45 PM   #135 
  - FREEGANS  progressoid   Feb-01-09 08:30 AM   #60 
  - Why don't these stores donate some of this extra to the food pantries?  wildeyed   Feb-01-09 08:43 AM   #61 
  - Tax laws.  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 09:52 AM   #86 
  - I think many of them do donate to food pantries.  Raksha   Feb-01-09 07:46 PM   #178 
  - Some do, but I think the policies vary widely store to store.  Daemonaquila   Feb-01-09 07:54 PM   #179 
  - Whoever thought that in the land of the free and the home of the brave  Faith No More   Feb-01-09 08:51 AM   #62 
  - As a country we have been guilty of  Le Taz Hot   Feb-01-09 09:44 AM   #79 
     - My family consider me to be fanatic but my father who lived during  jwirr   Feb-01-09 11:22 AM   #113 
  - You know what else gets discarded that is shameful?  pipi_k   Feb-01-09 08:51 AM   #63 
  - Also supplies like unopened diapers, hospital beds and other furniture.  jwirr   Feb-01-09 11:29 AM   #114 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-01-09 08:52 AM   #64 
  - My mom used to work in the dining hall of a college, they had to throw it away...  originalpckelly   Feb-01-09 09:06 AM   #66 
  - I used to work in a college dining center as well.  dakota_democrat   Feb-01-09 05:24 PM   #158 
  - You have got to do what you have got to do to survive in these dark times  ooglymoogly   Feb-01-09 09:14 AM   #68 
  - I am willing to help anyone that needs it  MajPayne2   Feb-01-09 09:15 AM   #70 
  - May the goddess bless you.  Le Taz Hot   Feb-01-09 09:49 AM   #84 
  - You are one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life to do that  NNN0LHI   Feb-01-09 10:25 AM   #98 
  - K&R Brilliant post. Very helpful. nt  Ilsa   Feb-01-09 09:24 AM   #73 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-01-09 09:24 AM   #74 
  - K&R People have been doing this for years.  pleah   Feb-01-09 09:45 AM   #80 
  - K & R nt  Christa   Feb-01-09 09:49 AM   #83 
  - 501c3  conscious evolution   Feb-01-09 09:50 AM   #85 
  - Rather than pick it out of the garbage...  gorfle   Feb-01-09 10:03 AM   #90 
  - I'd have to ay that this is the most agreeable DU post + follow ups  MUAD_DIB   Feb-01-09 10:06 AM   #91 
  - That's one of the best thing about living near a college town  pipi_k   Feb-01-09 10:18 AM   #95 
  - I am starting up a company ... "Dumpster Divers Inc" ...with workers from China, India and Mexico.  L0oniX   Feb-01-09 10:17 AM   #93 
  - Demand dginity, have a demonstration.  .... callchet ....   Feb-01-09 10:35 AM   #101 
  - Another hint for those with limited income who need electronics and furniture.  Berry Cool   Feb-01-09 10:39 AM   #102 
  - They also often have a free press newsletter for students only offering  jwirr   Feb-01-09 11:37 AM   #116 
  - Recommended. I can think of few more ecologically positive activities than dumpster diving.  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-01-09 11:04 AM   #105 
  - K,R,&bookmarked nt  tbyg52   Feb-01-09 11:06 AM   #107 
  - Great ideas! My uncle worked at a landfill a few years ago and  azmouse   Feb-01-09 11:10 AM   #109 
  - the thing i miss most about moving out of chicago are the alleys...  dysfunctional press   Feb-01-09 11:18 AM   #111 
  - Dont forget your animals....  Bigmack   Feb-01-09 11:18 AM   #112 
  - K & R nt.  maryf   Feb-01-09 12:27 PM   #123 
  - I volunteer at a Food Pantry. We get a lot of stuff from a food distributer.  trickyguy   Feb-01-09 12:38 PM   #125 
  - This is wonderful to pass along. For those who read this, turn up their noses and sniff that this  1Hippiechick   Feb-01-09 12:41 PM   #127 
  - Diggers.  TacticalPeek   Feb-01-09 12:51 PM   #128 
  - K&R  varelse   Feb-01-09 12:53 PM   #129 
  - They should be donating this to the Food Shelves.  glinda   Feb-01-09 01:29 PM   #133 
  - A lot of it does get to places like this  NNN0LHI   Feb-01-09 03:17 PM   #146 
  - Coffee places (esp private ones) usually have lots of used grounds for composting.  uppityperson   Feb-01-09 01:48 PM   #136 
  - I live right next to a grocery store and dumper-dive all the time.  Odin2005   Feb-01-09 01:58 PM   #137 
  - The main dumpster in my town regularly feeds about a hundred people I'd guess.  readmoreoften   Feb-01-09 02:48 PM   #141 
  - Eat for less than $1 a day on a vegan diet  nankerphelge   Feb-01-09 02:39 PM   #139 
  - Beautiful, beautiful, compassionate post. Thank you. It should be  Mike 03   Feb-01-09 03:20 PM   #148 
  - Frugal recipes  chill_wind   Feb-01-09 03:45 PM   #152 
  - It's a sin to see so much food go to waste.  Beacool   Feb-01-09 04:07 PM   #155 
  - "Have the healthy people eat first as a precaution."  Dennis Donovan   Feb-01-09 05:51 PM   #161 
  - I knew that things were bad back home. But now I'm starting to think that I have no idea  Number23   Feb-01-09 06:11 PM   #164 
  - Kick! And thanks for the Tips AND the CAUTIONS in this Thread...  KoKo   Feb-01-09 06:48 PM   #166 
  - Vender Warehouses  thrift_store_angel   Feb-01-09 07:18 PM   #175 
  - A little tip on veggie washing.  madeline_con   Feb-01-09 07:56 PM   #181 
  - K & R, bookmarked.  Raksha   Feb-01-09 08:08 PM   #184 
  - thank you.  shireen   Feb-01-09 10:16 PM   #187 
  - BE CAREFUL TRYING THIS  SoCalDem   Feb-01-09 10:23 PM   #190 
  - here is the problem  Two Americas   Feb-02-09 12:14 AM   #197 
  - and then there's The Grapes of Wrath...  Phentex   Feb-02-09 06:20 AM   #200 
     - Of course , I've read it.. My POINT was that people who try this  SoCalDem   Feb-02-09 03:05 PM   #202 
  - Very good. Everyone should read this.  sakabatou   Feb-01-09 10:33 PM   #191 
  - I wish we could have a forum dedicated to surviving the Bush economy.  EmeraldCityGrl   Feb-01-09 11:04 PM   #192 
  - I have been dumpstering for decades but most of these centers have Crusher systems  slampoet   Feb-01-09 11:10 PM   #193 
  - another tip slightly off subject but saves heaps of cash....  Swagman   Feb-01-09 11:39 PM   #196 
  - How To Survive A Depression  Concerned Canuck   Feb-04-09 02:04 AM   #206 
 

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