It's shopping time for Ruthy Woodring, and she's on the hunt for bread. Once a week she hops on her bike at the wee hours of the morning, and travels through the land of dumpsters, hoping to snatch any unwanted food from local stores.
And Ruthy has been forging for food inside garbage cans, and dumpsters for the past 15 years. She can tell you the best dumpster to look in for vegetables, where to find fresh fruit and even where the best baked goods may be laying around
And it's not because Ruthy can't afford food from the grocery store. It's because she can't stand seeing food going to waste.
And if you're thinking about how someone could eat food out of a dumpster--Ruthy says she not worried about getting sick. She says most of the food they find comes pre-packaged, and what's not, they take home and clean.
"The stuff I find in a dumpster, is a lot fresher than most people have in their fridge that they have forgotten about," says Woodring.
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