Wyoming Woman Turns Dumpster-Diving Into Food Nonprofit
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming woman has turned her experience in salvaging food discarded at grocery stores into a program to feed people in need.
Ali Milburn says she used to rummage through grocery store dumpsters in Jackson search of food.
Milburn tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide she often found food that had few if any flaws and was “totally edible."
The experience inspired Milburn to establish Hole Food Rescue.
The 7-year-old nonprofit distributes discarded grocery store food to local residents.
Milburn is now a regional director of the Wyoming Hunger Initiative and says the coronavirus pandemic has meant new challenges for her nonprofit.