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What is the most creative meal you’ve ever eaten while homeless?
When you’re homeless it’s difficult to be “creative” with food. That said, I’ve made a ramen noodle soup in a bowl and added chicken and cream of chicken soup, added cheese, and heated it up. Dinner.
I found a full meal of steak, potatoes, corn on the cob, and cake in a dumpster. You can often find good food that was tossed out. The one thing most people can’t get over is the ick factor, but if you are really hungry, you will eat from a dumpster to survive. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!
I’ve gotten food from SAME Café—they have awesome food! I’ve also had really good food from Volunteers of America. They had some people there serving food from other countries that was really good. I don’t know what it was, but it was from Muslim countries, and they’ve got good food. ■
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