I LOVE this. LOVE it.
I’ve always been a little bit iffy about dumpster diving. I mean, I think it’s ok but there’s a few factors that hold me back from doing it. Firstly, I work for a church so would never want to bring their name into disrepute. Secondly, it’s actually trespassing and stealing. Thirdly… well there is no thirdly.
HOWEVER, there is SOOOOO much good food that goes to waste that could be better used to feed people who can’t afford it. It’s a huge waste. And what fires me up is that they chuck everything out with its packaging. So you could have fish on a tray wrapped in plastic. The fish is organic waste, therefore needs to go in the green bin. The tray is generally recyclable, so will find home in the yellow bin and the plastic wrap is rubbish and thus belongs in the red bin. They don’t all belong in the skip. Now I know it’s an inconvenient set up to have to separate it all, but even less convenient is a non-sustainable planet that dies because we killed it.
BUT ANYWAY, I’m pretty inspired by the big idea of Free Store. and I’m starting to wonder if we could convince local supermarkets to do the same. I’m sure we have enough people in the church growing enough vegetables to donate produce. We have a consistent bread run. Could we as a church pick up the idea of Free Store? Man this could be quite an exciting adventure. Quite exciting.
I feel inspired but I’m not sure what I’ll do with it.