From Dumpster to Paychecks. The Urban Dumpster Diver blog is one of the most important in the WN universe. This post is an example of the gift economy in action.
Right before we came up North for the summer, we were out dining for the night at a small ma and pa restaurant. Two men came up to the table and told us they just gotten jobs and were really excited about getting a paycheck.
At first I didn’t recognize them, then I realized who they were, the men from the church we’ve given food to. Because of the huge volume of food we gave them, they were able to find work and become self sufficient.
1. The two men come to the church as homeless men and live on site.
2. We meet them when we stop by the church to donate food. They would normally help us carry all the food from my truck to the refrigerator.
3. Over time we’d get to know them and make small talk.
4. Because of all the food we donated to…
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