Monday, June 24

Entire Meals Rebuts Viral TikTok About Discarded Meals



Recently, TikToker @dumpsterdivingfreegan went viral, garnering more than 2.5 million views for filming what appeared to be hundreds of dollars worth of seemingly edible food from a Whole Foods Market dumpster. In one post, the account, which has over 351,000 followers, showed a dumpster dive haul that yielded an assortment of meats, vegetables, and fruits.

With the holidays approaching and many Americans living in poverty, the post clearly struck a chord.

Does Whole Foods Market throw out food rather than donate it?

The answer, according to a Whole Foods spokesperson is: No. The company does not trash good food.

“Our policy is to donate or upcycle food,” he adds.

The grocery chain, which was purchased by Amazon in 2017, has a robust program in place in which food is donated to various organizations through a network…


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