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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 11:58 PM
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Huge cache of food bank leftovers found

Huge cache of food bank leftovers found
California photographer makes a smelly discovery in the desert

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17759883 /

By Mike Stuckey
Senior news editor
MSNBC
Updated: 6:22 p.m. CT March 23, 2007


Troy Paiva has seen a lot of weird stuff in his decades of stalking the high deserts of Southern California with his camera, but nothing compares with the massive, rotting mess of food and drink that he stumbled upon recently in the Mojave Desert.

Theres thousands of things out there, said Paiva, 46. Theres a whole pallet of yogurt, theres a whole pallet of Reddi Wip whipped cream. Its cases and cases and cases, stacked on pallets and pallets and pallets.

And it all came from a food bank, which is now scrambling to clean up the mess after receiving a call from MSNBC.com.
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 12:14 AM
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1. Weird. Why would they do that? If it was old, why wouldn't they just throw it away?
I don't get it.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 01:55 AM
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Shown Paivas photographs of the macabre scene by MSNBC.com, food bank General Manager Jerry Creekpaum immediately recognized the crates and pallets as the product that we send out to our pig farm, product that has gone beyond code shelf life. Checking into the matter further, Creekpaum found that the pig farmer had been evicted from the ranch in January before he was able to feed the stuff to his animals or move it.

I was unaware that he had been evicted, Creekpaum said. Nobody knew that there was still food on the land.

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