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March 21, 2011

March Finds – Increased Food Prices

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 5:11 pm

I’ve been on vacation and dividing my time between two states.

Good finds last night. 14 containers of Hummus, 2 packages of muffins, 3 containers of cherry Sunny Delight punch, and about 3 dozen packages of high end cheddar cheese and cheese slices.

My boyfriend was APPALLED at what was thrown away. It really shook him up. He was floored at the waste. He kept telling me over and over again last night how people all over the world are going hungry and this food is being thrown out.

I’m not surprised anymore. I’ve been doing this too long.

These are hard times folks. I’m back to living in the flow, donating food to those who need it and freezing it for when times get tough. Food prices are continuing to rise. So stockpile now. Beans, rice, canned vegetables, spam (yes spam), oatmeal, tea bags, coffee, anything you can.

A few weeks ago found 2 dozen bouquet of flowers and about 3 dozen containers of muffins. Froze them all, muffins good for breakfast.

I figure if things get really tough and we need to feed others, stockpiling my freezer is a good thing.

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7 Comments »

  1. It really is shameful what people throw away. And you’re about food prices escalating. It seems most commodities are up right now including most food items and also oil.

    Comment by Michigan Family Law Attorney — March 27, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

  2. we enjoy your posts, so much.
    thanks for the advice. stockpiling , for own use, donating, bartering or selling is wise.
    keep safe.
    thanks.

    Comment by annineorh — March 31, 2011 @ 4:19 am

  3. Folks, food prices are going to continue to escalate. We used to make fun of red necked farmers, but now they’re going to be our saviour. Make friends with your family farmer and local food coops. Can, freeze, do what you can for the upcoming storm. It’s something that I smell on an intuitive level.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — April 4, 2011 @ 9:25 am

  4. Hey love the blog just thought you might like to hangout with other divers on the interweb
    Check out http://dumpsterdiversparadise.com/home.html

    Comment by james — April 5, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

  5. Annie thank you for the information on the bread maker. It’s been on my list to buy one. I’m hoping I can FIND one (yeah right in my dreams) or buy one at a local garage sale.

    James thanks for the link, am looking at now and will be tomorrow. I’d love to hang out with y’all.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — April 12, 2011 @ 12:29 am

  6. Hi – Great reading! We have similar blogs… I am in N.Carolina and reducing my grocery bills and helping the local urban ministry.
    My blog –> ncfreegan.wordpress.com

    Comment by TS — April 13, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

  7. TS – NC Freegan – thank you for stopping by. I will be visiting your blog today.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — April 14, 2011 @ 4:09 pm


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