Dive!: An exploration in dumpster-diving + wasted food

"Every year in America we throw away 96 billion pounds of food. That's 263 million pounds a day. 11 million pounds an hour. 3,000 pounds a second." These are the latest statistics from Dive!, a documentary by director Jeremy Seifert about dumpster-diving, wasted food and . Why is perfectly good food going into dumpsters and, yet, why is hunger still in an issue in a nation of such affluence?

Check it out for yourself:



These aren't a bunch of crazies: They're passionate individuals who care about food justice, access and sustainability, and, have fun in the process.

If you want to make an immediate change, sign this petition by the creators of the documentary to tell Trader Joe's to stop wasting food! It's an great place to shop for a few key items (although everything is excessively wrapped in plastic...) and hopefully the company will listen!

Anyone down to dumpster dive with me?