Oct 17, 2010
Andrew Zimmern and Bizzare Foods Party with SF Food not Bombs
Hopefully a sign of an increasing acceptance of dumpster diving and freeganism in lamestream Amerikkkan culture, food critic/journalist Andrew Zimmern recently filmed a segment profiling the work of San Francisco Food not Bombs for an upcoming episode of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods. Irish, a chapter member sent out this email announcement:
They filmed Katie & Margie reclaiming food for 2 nights, then Andrew worked with FNBs volunteers handing out food at the food bank (Arriba Juntos). The made a cash donation to ARRIBA and the food bank people where extremely happy with all the good publicity they received. The final day of filming was difficult. We split the cooking up to 2 kitchens, for security reasons. We filmed at Noise Bridge (tech collective) kitchen with much thanks to MILO. At noise bridge we cooked banana bread, tomato basil soup, rice and a garden salad with Andrew, while the Station 40 kitchen cooked a huge pot of Curry vegetable stir fry. We also had plenty of bread and vitamin water donations on hand. It was are largest SHARING at 16 & Mission in memory (150 plus).
Part way through the serving a masked person ascended a building to raise a banner reading "Solidarity Orlando FNB" in reference to the the Orlando, FL chapter of FnB, who operate in a much more hostile city and as such have been facing continuous opposition from the City and local reactionaries. Funds raised also was dispersed to support the FnB chapter in Richmond, VA in their struggle to keep the park in which they have served for 17 years open during a year and half "improvement" project.
UPDATE: Shortly after posting this I found Frisch auf den Müll (fresh garbage)a German TV documentary about dumpster diving auf Deutchland. This is another example of the practice of freeganism becoming increasing accepted in more circles of society. Although the program appears to only be viewable in Germany...