Food Not Bombs: Dumpster divers use food to build community in inner Brisbane
Updated March 17, 2017 13:23:56
A group in Brisbane is turning food thrown out by supermarkets into home-cooked meals which they serve to the lonely, isolated and some who are just plain hungry.
The young men and women gather each Friday in a West End park; they do not have a permit to be there, nor do they believe in asking for one.
They are part of Food Not Bombs, a global movement to reclaim public space and protest against rampant food wastage.
Andy Paine and his friends have been dumpster diving once a week for the past six years.
They hit just one bin, fishing out enough fresh food to feed 30 to …