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Gleaning

Ever feel like there is an abundance of goods just going to waste in our society? 1st mentioned in the Old Testament, gleaning originally meant collecting leftover crops from fields. Today it has come to mean collecting things that others have thrown away. You can see this practiced everyday; from cardboard recyclers, to that great furniture find sitting out on the sidewalk, to those who feed the hungry by collecting surplus food from restaurants and groceries.

Find out more through these great working examples: Food Not Bombs www.foodnotbombs.net and freecycle.org

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