Urbandumpsterdiver's Blog

October 28, 2012

Free Samples and free bread

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 10:48 pm

We were at a local super foods store tonight where they had samples. Tons of muffin samples left. We took one. The lady said, please take as many as you want or I’ll throw them away. I said please don’t. I’ll take them home. She grabbed about a dozen muffins, marked them samples and off we went. Of course we bought a few other things at the market that we were going to get anyway.

Found about a dozen bags of bread, rolls and garlic bread. Those will go well with the lasagna I found the other night.

I’m showing you the inside of my fridge. The majority of the food you see inside, I found. I’d say it’s about 50/50. The food I do buy is either with coupons, on clearance or on sale. I never ever pay full price.

October 27, 2012

More Good Food

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 11:13 am

After Friday night date night with my husband at the local catfish restaurant we decided to stop on the way home and we did good!

1 case of frozen lasagna (party pack dinner)
2 containers of corn on the cob frozen (small cobs)
1 container of frozen mixed vegetables
several containers of juice unopened
1 case of frozen orange juice in the can
12 boxes of ice cream toffee bars
1 case of yogurt with toppings
2 buckets of ice cream (strawberry and chocolate)

My husband had to jump in, they were too heavy to get out with the grabber.

We gave a box of food to our neighbors who have 3 kids. They need all the help they can get.

It feels good to get food to not only help ourselves but to help others.

My freezers and my refrigerator/freezer are soooo full, it’s like Fibber MacGee’s closet!

October 22, 2012


Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 9:57 pm

Back after a hiatus of travel, extreme flu and just plain feeling poorly. For about 3 weeks I’ve been pretty sick. It’s a combination of flu bug and intestinal parasites. When my husband first told me I had intestinal parasites, I thought he was whacked. After doing some research, I realized he was right. I’m back and about 10 pounds thinner and feeling like a new woman. I’m still a little weak, but the diving itch has come back with a vengeance.

Found tonight’s haul. BBQ briquets, apple juice, children’s clothes (new), bags of peanuts, assorted juices, canned biscuits, brand new razor for cutting men’s hair, bread, potatoes, carrots and lemons.

The reason I think a lot of the food is thrown out is because of high food prices. My neighbor told me because of the huge increase in food prices, her food stamps only last 2 1/2 weeks and she has 3 little ones to feed. You’re going to see a lot more food thrown out as it’s not selling on the shelf. Stores have to supply new inventory and the old gets thrown out if it’s not sold on the clearance aisle.

Thank God she is eligible for WIC in addition. We try and help her as much as we can give her. I still have a ton of freezy pops I found last year in my freezer. Like clockwork when the kids come over to visit, a freezy pop is on the menu.

October 6, 2012

Cheese and Orange Juice

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 7:12 pm

I was supposed to have a garage sale today. But of course the day I get up EARLY it rains and thunders. What do you know?

So my husband and I went to the other side of town, which was ok and did some garage sale shopping. Found a beautiful Mexican blanket (a soft one that has been broken in but still in good shape) and 2 glass containers (great for storing bulk food).

On the way home, decided to stop by one of our stores that has been throwing tons of food away. Last night found a case of canned biscuits and a brand new container of grape juice. Today we found over 3 dozen bags of shredded cheese, several bottles of orange juice and 2 cans of tomato sauce.

We asked our neighbors to come over and help themselves. A family of five takes a lot of money to feed, no matter how much help you get. With the price of groceries going through the roof, we could all use a little help. Momma and Daddy was thrilled with the stash. They brought over their baby girl and I got to hold her a while. She’s a little angel.

She has a older daughter, but still in grade school. We had given her a skirt that we’d found (brand new). It fit her to a T. She came over after school the other night with the skirt on. Paired with a green shirt and green headband. She loved her skirt and grinned ear to ear when we told her how cute she was. It is very gratifying to help those who need it and it really doesn’t take a lot to be kind to someone.

Our stash for the day. You can see through the windows the woods we live in. It’s very peaceful here.

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