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Dumpster Diving To Fight Hunger, Waste

Dumpster Diving To Fight Hunger, Waste | hunger in the U.S. | Scoop.it

Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert found that by digging through dumpsters behind grocery stores he could scavenge more than enough to feed his family.

 

Seifert learned about food waste when he started scavenging in dumpsters behind grocery stores and found what he thought was perfectly edible food– everything from fresh, organic blueberries, to imported German cheese. He started eating the food and feeding his family with it– even his pregnant wife. (...)

 

Seifert made a documentary about his dumpster diving, called “DIVE: Living Off America’s Food Waste,” and in it he calls on others to join his movement “to end food waste.”

 

Seifert petitioned grocery stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Vons to donate more food waste to shelters or pantries. Some individual stores were donating, but  entire chains had not committed- a step that Seifert is still advocating. (...)

 

“I want dumpsters to be empty and stomachs to be filled. I’m not advocating dumpster diving… There’s a broken system and we need to change something at a fundamental, systemic level,” he said.

 

 

 


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Number Of Families Living In Poverty, Hunger Rising In San Diego County | KPBS.org

Number Of Families Living In Poverty, Hunger Rising In San Diego County | KPBS.org | hunger in the U.S. | Scoop.it
The number of people living in poverty in San Diego County is growing at a rate that's seven times faster than the national average.

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2013 Global Hunger Index | International Food Policy Research ...

2013 Global Hunger Index | International Food Policy Research ... | hunger in the U.S. | Scoop.it
The issue brief for the 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the eighth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made some progress ...
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Let's address hunger crisis

By Christina Weiss Lurie and Joan C. Hendricks
After years of being under the radar, America's hunger crisis is becoming a growing reality for many people. One in six Americans goes to bed every night with empty stomachs.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, May 28, 2013 11:45 AM

Hunger in wealthy countries shows poor social policy.

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A Goal To End Hunger - Forbes

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A Goal To End Hunger
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He has been president of Bread for the World since 1991, leading large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. political commitment to overcome hunger and poverty in the country and around the world.
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Ending hunger, step by step - WBNG-TV

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Ending hunger, step by step
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The money raised will benefit the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse, also known as CHOW. CHOW gave out more than 700,000 free meals last year.
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