The food from the dumpsters

The initiative Rob Greenfield was not only to draw attention to the issue of respect for the products, but also to convince his compatriots not to throw away excess food, and give it to the needy.

Together with Rob Greenfield the action involved dozens of volunteers who helped him in various cities "frisk" dumpsters in search of food.

In total, during the tour, Rob and his team collected food - good quality, unspoiled - worth about $ 10 000 and gave her more than 500 residents in different cities.

Rob Greenfield argues that in every city in the United States only for one night would have found much food in garbage cans, which would be enough to feed a hundred people.

Participants' junk Initiative "found in containers whole boxes unspoiled fruit bread in packages unopened packs of breakfast cereals, all kinds of sweets and other good products.

All that could find in dumpsters, Rob and his team laid out in the parks or on the streets to call attention to the problem, as well as to distribute the food to all comers.

Unfolding a huge number of products that instead of throwing away one would give to the needy, do acts on the imagination. And this was the main goal of Rob Greenfield.

And of course Rob his "junk initiative" drew the attention of Americans on the scale of the problem. A huge number of good products that go in the trash, you could feed millions of hungry people. To note, in the developed world is starving more than 15 million people.

Most good food waste, as it turned out, produce supermarkets and restaurants. Very often, they throw food, just because it looks unattractive or because for her there is no place on the shelves.

According to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University, 50 of the 317 million Americans have a problem with the acquisition of the power required for the normal amount of food, while the country throws away as much food, which would be enough to feed 500 million people.

Greenfield wrote on its website that "the usual pretext of companies that do not want to give those in need of food surpluses, is the fear of lawsuits. However, according to research conducted at the University of Arkansas, has never in history has there been a single trial on a charge of a store or company who distributed food ┬╗.

Moreover, in the US there are special laws that protect the company handing out free food to needy.

Being in Chicago, Greenfield met with residents of one of the poorest districts - Englewood. There he learned that most of them are malnourished and "nearly every day goes to bed without supper┬╗.

When Rob told Englewood residents about how much good food can be found in dumpsters, they refused to believe him.

Then Rob with them searched the suburban trash cans, and much to the surprise of residents of poor areas in less than two hours they managed to fill the jeep good food, worth more than 2, 5 thousand dollars.

During his "junk" cycle tour Rob Greenfield visited cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit and Washington.

This is the second such action by Rob. Several months ago, he traveled more than seven and a half thousand miles on the bike and "rescued" from the trash bins of 127 kilograms of food suitable for consumption.

Rob and now continues his bicycle tour of the US to show Americans how much good quality food is thrown out of the country.



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