Friday, November 2, 2007

Dumpster Diving


Recently a group of friends went on a top secret night-time mission to the local Panera bread. Their target: Bags of discarded pastries and bread that are thrown out each night. Having enjoyed the "fruits" of their labor for several weeks, I am a firm believer in the benefits of "dumpster diving." Browsing through the blogosphere today, I found a great article written by another D.C. local about his dumpster diving experiences and "philosophy." Check it out, it is a great read and entertaining!


I am not sure I have ever dumpster dived, unless you count grabbing old couches for my college dorm rooms. However, after the experiences of my friends and reading this article, I realize that dumpster diving is very consistent with my growing commitment to sustainable living, a cheap way to get great food that I would not otherwise purchase, and it appears to be (mostly) legal! I will draw the line at sushi though, even cooked it would pass my food risk assessment radar!

2 comments:

Mike said...

That's beautiful.

Thanks for sharing this article.

Shawn Shafer said...

Ken, I actually know the mentor from the sojourners article. You can be sure I'll be asking about it the next time I see him.