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the Gleaners

We are a group of families that dumpster dive in order to circumvent the conventional means of putting food on the table. Though it is true that food waste is a blight on the first world modernity, we do this not to make a statement nor to serve some ecological agenda (those are outgrowths of our endeavors). We do this simply because it makes economical sense. Because of dumpster diving we spend up to 90% less on groceries but still keep our refrigerators full of organic, wholesome foods. It could be argued that we are all eating better from the dumpster now than we did when we shopped conventionally.