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Parents feed their son from food found in bins to save around £150 a month

(Picture: MDWfeatures / Chelsey Fleming)
Most parents head to the supermarket to pick up ingredients..

(Picture: MDWfeatures / Chelsey Fleming)

Most parents head to the supermarket to pick up ingredients for dinner but Chelsey Fleming, 25, and her boyfriend Johnny always try the bins first.

The couple from Georgia, U.S. started dumpster diving to save money just before the birth of their son Griffin, now eight months.

They say that using things left for landfill has saved them around $200 (£150) a month on food alone.

Chelsey and Johnny have faced run-ins with the police and judgement from others but they are determined to continue rifling through bins.

Since diving, they have even made money selling their finds online; from two dumpsters, they managed to make over £150 ($200) and have even salvaged items that have been used to make them look new again, like a Naked Palette and other makeup sets.

Chronicling their discoveries on social media has attracted a lot of positive attention from people who have been inspired by what they do.

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Johnnys aunt was a diver and she would give us stuff every time she came over; perfume, food, makeup, clothes, you name it. She showed us the ropes, Chelsey said.

Chelsey pictured sitting outside a dumpster. MEET THE FRUGAL mum and dad who shamelessly dumpster dive to save money despite a few people looking down on them and a couple of run-ins with the POLICE ??? plus they claim it???s cut their shopping bill in HALF. Stay-at-home-mum, Chelsey Fleming (25) from Georgia, USA, got engaged to her boyfriend, Johnny and they both have a son, Griffin (now eight-months-old). They were already money-savers before being parents, but they were first introduced to the dumpster diving lifestyle in January 2018 by Johnny???s aunt, who was a diver. They have since been using any items and objects they find in bins they come across which has helped them save roughly over ??150 ($200) a month on food alone. They cook their meals with ingredients they find in bins which has helped Chelsey to try new recipes. The second time they dove into bins in a wealthier end of town, they were caught by a police officer who asked them what they were doing and when they explained he asked them to move on. Recently, Chelsey was pulled over by a police officer after another day of dumpster-diving. Since diving, they have even made money selling their finds online; from two dumpsters, they managed to make over ??150 ($200) and have even salvaged items that have been used to make them look new again, like a Naked Palette and other makeup sets. Chronicling their discoveries on social media has attracted a lot of positive attention from people who have been inspired by what they do. MDWfeatures / Chelsey Fleming
Chelsey pictured sitting outside a dumpster (Picture: MDWfeatures / Chelsey Fleming)

The first time we went off on our own we hit the jackpot at a craft store where we found hundreds of pounds worth of Christmas merchandise, all new with tags. We were hooked.

Id say since Ive started planning our meals around the food we find, weve cut our monthly food shopping bill in half, easy.

We keep a lot of items we find, such as toothpaste and other personal hygiene items. We give away a lot of the food to friends and family.

Our local food banks are picky about what they take sadly, but we give whatever theyll accept, and we keep the rest.

I was posting my make-up finds online and people kept asking if Id sell them, so I recently started using an app to sell the makeup. Ive made $200 (£150) from only two dumpster dives at Ulta.

I have always been very frugal. We budget and spend our money wisely. Dumpster diving saves us and sometimes even earns us money. We hardly ever have to buy shampoo or toothpaste.

We live right next to a supermarket that throws away good produce every morning. I enjoy cooking our meals based around what we find, because it encourages me to try new things.

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Not long ago I found a jar of pickled beetroot, something I would never pick up at the store. I tossed it in a salad made from spinach, cucumber, feta cheese, walnuts and balsamic vinegar (all of which were rescued from a dumpster). It was delicious, and free.

We have an established route and we go a few times a week to look for food, makeup, home goods, whatever we can get our hands on.

When I dive in the daytime, I get funny looks from people, but that is only a con if you feel embarrassed, which is a feeling I only recently got over.

It certainly requires a bit of shamelessness. We live frugally and while others may see us as cheap, we look at it as resourceful.

Chelsey now wants to promote the lifestyle to help save the environment and save good food that goes to waste for nothing.

A selection of food Chelsey and Johnny have taken from bins. MEET THE FRUGAL mum and dad who shamelessly dumpster dive to save money despite a few people looking down on them and a couple of run-ins with the POLICE ??? plus they claim it???s cut their shopping bill in HALF. Stay-at-home-mum, Chelsey Fleming (25) from Georgia, USA, got engaged to her boyfriend, Johnny and they both have a son, Griffin (now eight-months-old). They were already money-savers before being parents, but they were first introduced to the dumpster diving lifestyle in January 2018 by Johnny???s aunt, who was a diver. They have since been using any items and objects they find in bins they come across which has helped them save roughly over ??150 ($200) a month on food alone. They cook their meals with ingredients they find in bins which has helped Chelsey to try new recipes. The second time they dove into bins in a wealthier end of town, they were caught by a police officer who asked them what they were doing and when they explained he asked them to move on. Recently, Chelsey was pulled over by a police officer after another day of dumpster-diving. Since diving, they have even made money selling their finds online; from two dumpsters, they managed to make over ??150 ($200) and have even salvaged items that have been used to make them look new again, like a Naked Palette and other makeup sets. Chronicling their discoveries on social media has attracted a lot of positive attention from people who have been inspired by what they do. MDWfeatures / Chelsey Fleming
A selection of food Chelsey and Johnny have taken from bins (Pictures: MDWfeatures / Chelsey Fleming)

With all the pros of diving, there are a few cons; theres a risk of running into employees or the law. I have had a couple of run ins with the police, she said.

The first time it happened was our second time diving. We were on the wealthier side of town and Johnny was digging around while I sat in the car (I was super pregnant at the time).

A police car parked next to me and Johnny popped his head out from the dumpster. The police officer asked him what the heck he was doing. Johnny simply said he was digging through the trash looking for stuff. He was cool about it and just asked us to carry on elsewhere.

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It was embarrassing but funny because Im sure we looked ridiculous and Johnny was acting like a small child that just got caught reaching for the cookie jar.

The second time was recently; I was by myself driving away from the bin when I got pulled over. He asked what I was doing behind the store and I showed him my trunk full of rescued produce and offered him some. He was pretty cool about it.

Digging through the trash may seem gross to some, but what is truly disgusting is the amount of food going to waste.

No one in America should be going hungry with all the food that gets thrown out from big companies and even from our own homes.

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Burger from Morrisons named the best supermarket burger in the UK

This burger has been dubbed the best supermarket burger in the UK (Picture: Morrisons)
A burger from..

This burger has been dubbed the best supermarket burger in the UK (Picture: Morrisons)

A burger from Morrisons has been named the best supermarket burger in the UK.

Morrisons won gold for its The Best British Beef Burger, which is enriched with bone marrow, in BBC Good Food’s Summer Taste Awards.

According to the supermarket, the bone marrow was added to the burger to give a ‘very rich flavour’.

The burgers were blindtasted by judges, who tried a variety of supermarket burgers and ultimately crowned Morrisons the winner – with the burger achieving top marks for juiciness, high quality meat and great beefy taste.

The burgers cost £3 for a two patty pack and are included in the ‘two packs for £5’ offer across Morrisons summer food range.

The burgers are also one of the best value options for the BBQ season.

Joshua Brockbank, Burger Buyer at Morrisons, said: ‘We’re really proud of our burgers which have been created with British ingredients. Adding bone marrow gives the burger a rich and juicy flavour and we’re confident our customers will love them.’

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The Best British Beef Burgers enriched with Bone Marrow are available online and in Morrisons stores nationwide now.

In other Morrisons news, the budget supermarket has launched a section of plastic-free fruit and veg.

You’ll be able to pick them up loose and put them in your own bags, or use recyclable paper ones instead.

The move follows a ten month trial in three Morrisons stores in Skipton, Guiseley and St Ives.

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In those stores, the amount of loose fruit and veg bought by customers increased by an average of 40%.

The supermarket hopes to see a similar result across other stores, which could save an estimated three tonnes of plastic a week.

Drew Kirk, Fruit and Veg Director at MorRead More – Source

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Burger from Morrisons named the best supermarket burger in the UK

This burger has been dubbed the best supermarket burger in the UK (Picture: Morrisons)
A burger from..

This burger has been dubbed the best supermarket burger in the UK (Picture: Morrisons)

A burger from Morrisons has been named the best supermarket burger in the UK.

Morrisons won gold for its The Best British Beef Burger, which is enriched with bone marrow, in BBC Good Food’s Summer Taste Awards.

According to the supermarket, the bone marrow was added to the burger to give a ‘very rich flavour’.

The burgers were blindtasted by judges, who tried a variety of supermarket burgers and ultimately crowned Morrisons the winner – with the burger achieving top marks for juiciness, high quality meat and great beefy taste.

The burgers cost £3 for a two patty pack and are included in the ‘two packs for £5’ offer across Morrisons summer food range.

The burgers are also one of the best value options for the BBQ season.

Joshua Brockbank, Burger Buyer at Morrisons, said: ‘We’re really proud of our burgers which have been created with British ingredients. Adding bone marrow gives the burger a rich and juicy flavour and we’re confident our customers will love them.’

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The Best British Beef Burgers enriched with Bone Marrow are available online and in Morrisons stores nationwide now.

In other Morrisons news, the budget supermarket has launched a section of plastic-free fruit and veg.

You’ll be able to pick them up loose and put them in your own bags, or use recyclable paper ones instead.

The move follows a ten month trial in three Morrisons stores in Skipton, Guiseley and St Ives.

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In those stores, the amount of loose fruit and veg bought by customers increased by an average of 40%.

The supermarket hopes to see a similar result across other stores, which could save an estimated three tonnes of plastic a week.

Drew Kirk, Fruit and Veg Director at MorRead More – Source

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Tango Ice Blast launches new peach and pomegranate flavour

Apparently the flavour is 10.10 (Picture: Instagram)
Planning a trip to the cinema soon? Well you’ll..

Apparently the flavour is 10.10 (Picture: Instagram)

Planning a trip to the cinema soon? Well you’ll want to get your hands on the new Ice Blast – people on social media are going wild for it.

Tango Ice Blast and Disney are collaborating with the new flavour: Peach and Pomegranate – and it sounds amazing.

The new Tango Ice Blast has been launched to celebrate of the launch of Disney’s Aladdin on 24th May.

The brand teased the new addition on its Instagram, referencing Aladdin’s theme song, ‘A Whole New World’.

They wrote: ‘Introducing our shining, shimmering, splendid new flavour *while stocks last* Available at: Odeon, Vue, Showcase, Empire and Reel cinemas.’

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Sadly, the flavour won’t be available at Cineworld *sob*.

The flavour is called ‘Arabian Nights’ and is sugar-free.

So far one person on Twitter who has tried the ice blast says it’s amazing. She wrote: ‘In case you were wondering the new tango ice blast flavour is 10/10 bon appetit’.

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And other people have been commenting on the Instagram post to express their excitement.

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One person said: ‘Ummm I’m getting this then !!!!!!’

Another said: ‘HAVE to try this on out Aladdin date!!’

Someone else commented: ‘Looks lush’.

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And another wrote: ‘Oh my goodness gracious me’.

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