Three more freegans joined us at the first stop on our food rescue mission. We found a great amount and assortment of food there, laying it out on display for passers-by to see. Once everything was collected, I gave a short version of what we call the "wave the banana speech". The whole thing wasn't very well organized, but we'll get it together for the next food rescues (I hope!).
We then hit up other grocery stores, a pharmacy, bagel shop, and even lucked out with a box of vinyl records on the sidewalk. We read through the albums and artists one by one, each freegan claiming the records according to their tastes (and whether they own turntables or not - my roommate took home a handful and turned them into bowls today!)
Everyone who came out last night was great. They were very friendly and most had plenty of prior experience. All went home with their hands full. After taking stock at home, I posted the following to my twitter account:
Rescued tomatoes, avocados, cucumber, salad, lettuce, basil, mango, limes, apples, & my favorite fruit - pomegranates.
AND THAT'S JUST THE PRODUCE!
Also rescued bagels, pastries, pound cake, donuts, salsa, bottled water. Clothes hangers, ribbon, cookbook & vinyl records!
All in all, yesterday's meeting and rescue were super! So riding on those vibes, today I created an e-mail address, google group, and twitter account to the already-whelming facebook and meetup (please join/follow/like any and all of these, we'd love to have you join in on the conversation or at future meetings and rescue missions!) Hopefully some of my new freegan friends will also be willing and able to help me keep some of this going. I had enough to deal with before I started this group, haha.
Stay tuned for much much more!