I first became interested in food waste when I lived in Orlando, Florida through an organization called Food Not Bombs. Volunteers cooked food, which would have otherwise gone to waste, and served it in public spaces for free. 

I began photographing a New York freegan community the summer of 2015. Freegans scour public dumpsters and recover surplus food from farms for personal consumption and to share.

Approximately 40% of food is wasted in the US. I hope to learn why this is and how these figures correlate to hunger nationwide. 

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