In many ways, the growing foodsharing movement makes perfect sense in today's urban economy; it's good samaritanism, it reduces waste, and perhaps the most compelling reason: the food is free.
The new German website foodsharing.de (currently with over 8,200 people registered to share) alerts members about the location and content of "food baskets," according to Reuters. The article notes:
It is not poverty that inspires a growing number of young Germans like 21-year-old student Benjamin Schmitt to forage for food in the garbage, but anger at loss and waste which the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates at one-third of all food produced worldwide, every year, valued at about $1 trillion.
Below, a few images from Reuters on the gathering process.