“Feed Melbourne raises money for food charities such as FareShare to help them rescue, store and distribute good food that would otherwise go to the tip. . . .One-third of the money raised goes to FareShare and two-thirds will go to other food charities.”
(see the full article from Leader community news HERE)
I’ve been wanting this kind of initiative to take place for ages now, ever since I read about how much food gets wasted every day. With a sibling who works as a chef, too, it makes me very aware of the consumption levels out there, and how much material has to fuel the hospitality industry (or gets wasted).
I did wonder whether this kind of thing would interrupt the activities of freegans (there’s an engaging article about freegans by Emma Rush from the Canberra-based Australia Institute HERE [pdf]). I found this article from the Courier-Mail (that very reputatble Queensland rag) about Ko Oishi, who was an environmental science/conservation student living the freegan lifestyle.
Ok, have just done way too much googling about freegans. Must. Stop. Now.