Calgary, Alberta - For Ian Wearmouth, this isn't an act of desperation, this is his form of activism.
"We live in a throw out society. Here's a Tomato Bruschetta, for I don't know, scooping on your sandwiches. 1.3 billion tons of food got thrown out last year in the US alone."
Wearmouth has recently started an online club for fellow dumpster divers. It already has more than a dozen members.
"I've found delicious tofu, cheese, eggs- obviously in a carton of eggs a few of them are broken. But you know ten of them are covered in some egg goo. But that's still food."
Careful to avoid breaking trespassing laws, the club targets commercial dumpsters where they find everything from bikes to clothes to small appliances. But what piles up the most, is food, sealed packaged and still safe to eat. So much, they've started giving it away.
"One of the things we do is we find food in different places, and we will cook it up and then serve it up to any hungry passerby."
Wearmouth is the first to admit, getting knee-deep in garbage for a cause might be crazy, but he says he's more put off by the waste.
"The fact that it is going to landfills instead of going to needy, or hungry, or homeless people where it could be serving a lot better purpose. I feel that it, it's just disgusting."
CBC via CNN Newssource