The thought of eating out of a dumpster might make your stomach turn. But for the group of self-proclaimed “dumpster divers” featured in the documentary film DIVE!, eating out of the dumpster is a source of great food, for free.
These “dumpster divers” aren’t homeless, or driven to eat out of dumpsters out of necessity. Rather, they realize that high quality, edible food is being thrown out by grocery stores and restaurants every day that is ripe for the picking.
According to the documentary, every year Americans throw away 96 billion pounds of food. And when you see the movie, you will be appalled at the kind of waste which is occurring across the country on a daily basis. It certainly changes the way you think about the food production industry, and the unnecessary toll it is taking on the environment.
Watch the trailer for DIVE! below to see more clips from the film:
DIVE! is available on DVD from First Run Features for under $20, so be sure to support this great documentary and pick up a copy for yourself.