This month’s podcast is an interview with Ginger Freebird who used Freeganism or dumpster diving, to feed the hungry and homeless. In this interview we learn about what Freeganism is, what spurred her to take the leap, and how she has been able to donate nearly $30,000 worth of fresh food to area homeless shelters and food centers in only 9 months.
I met Ginger on Twitter and was amazed by her Squidoo page where she shows, with pictures, what she has been able to accomplish utilizing the totally legal (in most cases) practice of dumpster diving or Freeganism. She has some great stories to tell about what she finds and who she helps. And dare I say she has inspired me to possibly take up her cause after I move to the city this spring. I am just blown away buy the completely fresh, sometimes organic, fruits and veggies she finds thrown in the garbage every week to make room for new stock. Not only has she done some amazing things for the hungry in her hometown but she has made a serious dent in her own food budget.
Ginger also shares tips and advice if you want to get started as well. Just take a look at the picture below to see what you might be missing! Listen in or read the transcripts.