More than a response to food insecurity: demographics and social networks of urban dumpster divers

@article{Vinegar2016MoreTA,
  title={More than a response to food insecurity: demographics and social networks of urban dumpster divers},
  author={Russell Vinegar and Pete Parker and George H. McCourt},
  journal={Local Environment},
  year={2016},
  volume={21},
  pages={241 - 253}
}
Paradoxically, cities in the developed world are simultaneously increasing levels of food waste and food insecurity. Social assistance programmes intend to provide vulnerable populations with food, but many people instead choose to collect food from municipal waste streams, including “dumpster diving”. Most food-insecure people who dumpster dive do so from need, to supplement food from, or avoid stigma related to, social assistance programmes. However, it is increasingly common for food-secure… 

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