View Full Version : Any Raw Vegan Freegans?
02-28-2008, 03:46 AM
Just got done watching Oprah's Wednesday 2/27/08 show which featured Freegans. It was very, very interesting. I am especially impressed by those that have the guts to get food out of the trash, dumpsters, etc. I went to Whole Foods Market last night, before watching the show, and I have to say that it is very tempting to become a Raw Vegan Freegan after seeing and then paying the total for my food at the checkout!
Anyone out there a Freegan?
02-28-2008, 04:22 AM
02-28-2008, 07:12 AM
i saw that oprah show, too! it is absolutely horrific the amount of things we waste in this country! the show def inspired me to take up some freegan-ing.
02-28-2008, 07:39 AM
I agree that is RIDICULOUS - the amount of waste that is generated in a wealthy society - but I do think one should use their money to SUPPORT other practices like local farms and organic food. Creating a need for these products by buying them is showing that people care for organic local food, and hopefully air-freighted, chemically laced food will get less popular.
02-28-2008, 10:29 AM
i have a friend who gets a LOT of stuff from wholefoods. she tells me that they set out, on the back docks all the food they are supposed to throw out daily. that way people can come and pick it up without rootin' through the trash bin.
i thought that was awesome of whole foods! i don't have one near me, and honestly, i'm cool with leaving the freebies for those more in need.
02-28-2008, 10:46 AM
Hmmm me thinks I might be taking a drive aroun back the next time I go to WHOLE DAMN DOLLAR I'm mean Whole Foods:D
02-28-2008, 10:58 AM
My college age daughter foraged to furnish her aparment.
You'd be surprised what good stuff college student throw away when it's move out time at the end of the semester. Whole pieces of usable furniture, TV's, brand name clothing, appliances you name it.
02-28-2008, 11:30 AM
I think it's very cool what the Freegans are able to do. I'm with Recycling Goddess, I will leave this for those who are in more need or have chosen to be in more need I should say. I think they are honorable though and many of us can learn from them to not waste as much.
02-28-2008, 01:55 PM
I think what the freegans are doing is great! I do freecycle, but that doesn't really count. :rolleyes: Although it's a start.
If I could feed my family that way raw, I think I would do it. We spend more on our raw food budget than on our rent. Seriously, I would consider it.
If Whole Foods really does that, putting the food out back, that is awesome! We don't have one here though.
These things really do raise the consciousness though, and that's great. I shop a lot at consignment stores for my daughters & they look gorgeous! I get great barely used clothing for a lot less, especially jeans. But I was plus sized for so long that I never could find anything for me. Yesterday I was lamenting over my super baggy jeans (but not enough money for new ones) during the Oprah show & I thought, uh, your a size 16 now, maybe even a 14- you could go to a consignment shop now I bet!! DUH! I would feel better about that anyway!
02-28-2008, 08:25 PM
I use to go down all the alleys looking for furniture and flower pots, lamps, etc.
I love to see what people throw out, i've got a beautiful living room table with a large drawer and two large gold colored lamps and flower pots.
I also love to get our food off of the sale rack at our grocery store:D i get a bag of vegetables and fruit mixed together for $1.00 a bag.
Today i purchased 9 bags of food and the cashier asked if i was going to cook and freeze them.
I love to buy in bulk:D
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