No, I could not be a Freegan, but it's a nice reminder to stick with simplicity. There are markets and bakeries that try to donate to shelters and causes--I used to take the Thursday night run for this...the problem is that there are so many laws. Good food goes to waste because of expiration dates that are "just in case" and have a window--people could have used the food, but there's legal liability. I got clearance from a farmer to pick the rest of a fruit field once--I was going to do a huge lot of canning and bring jams/jellies/fruits to a few shelters and the VA home. Apparently, this is illegal. I need to go to food safety school and be certified--so, the food went to waste.
What a shame the laws get in the way of good.