Grocery stores around the country are filling their dumpsters with food. Not rotten, spoiled food, but billions of pounds of good, edible food.
Why? Because the expiration date is nearing? Because it costs less to simply throw away excess food rather than do something helpful with it?
Whatever the answer, the contradiction is profound: good, edible food is being thrown away in the very same communities where people are going hungry.
Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they "dumpster dive" in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.'s supermarkets. In the process, they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America: grocery stores know they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it.
a film by Jeremy Seifert divethefilm.com
music by Timothy Vatterott timothyvatterott.com