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Re: [fnbtoronto] tomorrow's serving..

Re: [fnbtoronto] tomorrow's serving..

L Keller
2010-03-14 @ 03:48
rain check? or do you folks serve anyways?

Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 20:22:10 +0000
Subject: RE: [fnbtoronto] Josh (absence, job, awesome plot)

the address of the cooking spot is 156 bathurst, upstairs above 
cyclemotive.  door on the right. 11am.  the serving should be around 2 pm 
at the northwest corner of queen + sherbourne in moss park.


Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:33:23 -0500
Subject: RE: [fnbtoronto] Josh (absence, job, awesome plot)

isn't that so sad? That they just threw it all out! holy f*ck
i do think it is a great plan, and awesome on ya for trying it out =) but 
it also shows extreme and obvious problems with the system, because they 
didn't even think twice about it...that's why we gotta keep doin what 
we're doin!

i plan to be there this sunday if all goes according to plan, finally 
finally finally! i am excited to meet yous (whoever will be there). what's
the address of where you're meeting to cook again?

peace & smiles~

Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 11:22:09 -0800
Subject: [fnbtoronto] Josh (absence, job, awesome plot)

First off, sorry I've been so AWOL lately; a few kinks in the romantic 
life (of the lesser-fun variety!), a new job (I will be named manager of a
Scarborough grocery store in a awesomely ironic...I look 
forward to some changes to reduce food waste, especially with 
expired/damaged product) and other things are conspiring to keep me away 
from FNB at the moment. (And before you ask, I seem to have misplaced 
those meeting minutes - I tore my apartment apart).

However, not all is bad news, I just had tremendous luck this week with a 
great "scam" to ensure maximised dumpster-diving - and wanted to try it on
a larger scale with FNB members if you're up for it. Basically, expired 
food will be thrown out when it's noticed...but that might mean two items 
a day (which we find in dumpsters) for eternity,rather than getting rid of
all 200 items in the store at once.

Essentially, you find a store without a trash compactor - a grocery store 
would make the most sense (though I chose the grocery aisles at Dollarama 
for my test run...). You then "go shopping", take a cart or basket and 
spend the better part of an hour combing through the store for all the 
expired/damaged food products. (things like cookies and chips expire fast,
while obviously canned goods and condiments are much rarer to find 
expired). Take everything you can, that may mean taking all 15 bags of 
Barbecue Chips that have expired, and getting a couple strange looks from 
store workers. Ignore them, you're getting all this food for free. When 
you've got everything in the store, you go up to the cash and act like a 
half-crazed OCD person..."I came here to buy oatmeal this morning and 
noticed the box was expired, you could've killed me, don't you know this 
is a lawsuit waiting to happen..." and then simply segue into how "this 
whole cart" is full of expired crap you found around the store. Then leave
empty-handed. When you return at closing-time, you'll find that entire 
cart full of food in the trash, free for the taking.

--- On Mon, 3/8/10, jason wydra <> wrote:

From: jason wydra <>
Subject: RE: [fnbtoronto] Filming this weekend's cooking/serving
Received: Monday, March 8, 2010, 7:36 PM

sounds awesome, count me in


> Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 14:13:40 -0500
> From:
> Subject: [fnbtoronto] Filming this weekend's cooking/serving
> To:
> Hey everyone
> I am currently working on a school project I hope to expand into the
> summer. I am going to be putting together a documentary about food
> waste specifically in the Toronto area, and would like to film the
> serving this weekend as long as everyone is comfortable with that. I
> am also looking to film individual interviews, if anyone is interested
> in contributing please feel free to let me know! I would be really
> interested to hear from anyone and everyone about Food Not Bombs
> involvement, as well as other theories and practices related to the
> proble m of food waste and distribution.
> If anyone has any concerns, please don't hesitate to let me know. I
> am sure we can organize this in a way that is most comfortable for
> everyone. If you have any questions or concerns about the
> documentary, I am open to suggestion.
> Thanks again, hope to see you all this weekend
> Jane

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