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Dumpster Diving Solution

In every city in America you can find dumpster diving.

With the economy in shambles over the last few years, need has grown. More homeless people are searching for their next meal. Many cities struggle for a solution.

Soup kitchens have become common in the urban core. Yet people still go hungry. Many are children, veterans and the elderly that get ignored. People ignore them, walk past then as if they were not there. We complain about them, yet do little to help.

One restaurant owner in Oklahoma had a brilliant idea. Rather than turning a blind eye as many do. They opened their heart to their dumpster diving friend. The owner of P.B. Jams noticed someone  had been going  through their trash. Rather than putting a lock or gate around the dumpster to keep them out. The owner invited them in.

Oklahoma City metro business leaves message for dumpster diver

Imagine a world where  instead of pretending they are not there. Imagine if we all were compelled to feed them. It may not be practical for every restaurant to open their doors to the hungry. However they could all do better in how much food they waste. This also goes for every household in America. We waste more food in a week than many will see a month.

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So the next time you have left overs that you will just throw away. Rather than leaving it to be thrown in a dumpster. Why not box it up and give it to the hungry on your way home?

We all have been in a position where we could use a helping  hand. Only look down upon someone if you are helping them up.

Now it’s  your turn: What are your thought on the way the owner of P.B. Jams is handling dumpster diving? Share below.

I would love it if you would also share this story as others could use a little inspiration today as well.



About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.

One Reply

  1. While stationed in Japan the Japanese would leave piles of items they didn’t need out in the open for anyone to have.

    Around New Years they would go out with the old and in with the new and there would be some really nice items.

    I love what this owner did once she noticed what was going on. Last I heard no one came forward for a meal they offered.