Anonymous asked: How did you get into dumpster diving? Do stores or cops ever hassle you? I saw you post eggs. Any foods you would avoid? I know some freegans say to avoid yogurts and cheese.
Dumpster Diving in NY state is Legal… UNLESS the dumpster has a lock on it… OR you can see a visible No-Trespassing sign.
I will grab eggs, yogurt, and cheese…. (as long as it is still cold? I see nothing wrong with it unless it is open or has a hole in it… we are not desperate for food and I could easily buy groceries, so we have no reason to eat something that might make us sick…..) - I am VERY very picky about grabbing poultry, fish, beef or pork…. It has to be VERY frozen for me to grab it. As a vegetarian, I do not eat it… But I donate to needy families that trust my opinion …. So far, we have yet to donate anything that has made anyone sick *crosses fingers*….
Last Christmas - I put together 40 grocery bags of food that I deemed “good” and I put them up on Craigslist and delivered them like Santa….. I told everyone the food was from a dumpster and to make proper choices if something didn’t look or smell right….. Everyone was SO grateful and SO happy - So many single Moms, I swear….. You should see how many Hams the Grocery Stores toss in December…. hundreds (all based on Expiration Date).. And turkeys in November… it is insane… I am not scared of Expiration Dates at ALL (not even a little bit). I am scared of bacteria and warm meat, though…. That kind of stuff never makes it into my car.