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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Grocery Run

Save the select items I brought home from the dorms last week, I haven't been to the grocery dump in several days and tonight seemed like a good night to go. We have had unusually cool weather the last couple days and I figured I'd take advantage of it by seeing what food had been spared from the summer heat. I ended up going to six dumpsters - two grocery stores and four pharmacies. Considering the number of bins I visited, I wasn't able to recover much. Still, I got what I went for and was satisfied with the night's findings. I got my friend to join me and capture some video of our run, so hopefully there will be some clips to share soon. Here is tonight's list:

8 bottles water
2 packages Ritz crackers
2 boxes trash bags
10 rolls cough drops
package of napkins
box cotton swabs
box freezer bags
20 Nutrigrain bars -
3 bags Kashi -
2 bags corn flakes - store must have a "take it out of the box before throwing away" policy, as I have noticed many pharmicies do
5 boxes Sun Maid raisins
1 can tuna
1 box elbow macaroni
1 box vanilla wafers
2 veggie and dip snack trays
4 tomatoes
8 apples
3 potatoes
2 boxes baby organic spinach ~my favorite!
3 boxes baby organic herb and romaine mix
4 zucchini
1 cucumber
1 green pepper
bunch fresh basil
1 can cream of celery soup
1 bottle chocolate syrup
jar dried bay leaves
whole deli turkey breast
rolling suitcase
Neutrogena face lotion

1 comment:

  1. Hey Michael,

    Your blog is super interesting. When you wrote about foraging at college dumps, it struck me that you're doing exactly my job right now..I just graduated college and I have a 2 week stint sorting trash at my college's recycling center. I totally hear what you're saying about people dumping out good stuff. You know the crazy part? Apparently this year, there's way less stuff than there normally is--at my school anyway. The people that work there regularly speculate that it's the economy. Nonetheless, I've pretty much stocked up a new apartment.
    I'm totally excited about not spending any money when I move down to DC in a couple of weeks but I'm pretty scared of going foraging where I could get in trouble for it. What were those tips you were talking about that you learned from your security guard friend?




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