Dumpsterdiving in Nola? (1 Viewer)

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So I'm in beautiful and ugly Nola and I've decided to stay for a while but I find it hard (at least harder than I thought) to dumpster dive here. I stay around the French quarter, don't have a car but would bike a few miles for a good spot.
I've heard about the trader Joe's but from past experience it doesn't work as great as some think..

I thought trying with fruit shops but there ain't so many if them here, same with bakries. It's all pubs and drinks.

Don't wanna sound too green to you but would appreciate some tips.

Here's a free one from me to squat: by the freight yard, at the FQ side just from highway 46 (it's a bridge), there's this mega building. It's all fenced, but there's a hole in the fence if you look well (not from the yard side, but from one of the streets corner). It's safe. I've spent one night there, but then found a place to stay "legaly".
Found it. It's on Dauphine and Polland

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Try the produce distribution centers also the bywater bakery (but sometimes they poor bleach on the food) also the CVS and Walgreens in the upper ninth across the industrial canal sometimes has a lot of goodies.
And the abandoned Navy base is not really a safe place to squat unless you do meth, beware some people have gotten killed or their shit jacked in there. Theres better places to squat in Nola.
 
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Try the produce distribution centers also the bywater bakery (but sometimes they poor bleach on the food) also the CVS and Walgreens in the upper ninth across the industrial canal sometimes has a lot of goodies.
And the abandoned Navy base is not really a safe place to squat unless you do meth, beware some people have gotten killed or their shit jacked in there. Theres better places to squat in Nola.
Thanks for the spots,
And fair point about the place. I was alone when I was there (at least didn't see anyone else), I guess I got lucky.
 

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Could be different now (I haven't been back to nola, since 2010) but dumpstering has never been that good AFAIK. Any good spots I always heard elwere in Metairie and needed a car to get to.
 

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Sorry if this is a “lazy” post but have you checked out food pantries? I have lived off food pantries for months in the past. I havent in NOLA but im too afraid of all the bugs, gators, crazies, and water to stay in nola for more than a few days.

Not certain this will be useful, but
 

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So I'm in beautiful and ugly Nola and I've decided to stay for a while but I find it hard (at least harder than I thought) to dumpster dive here. I stay around the French quarter, don't have a car but would bike a few miles for a good spot.
I've heard about the trader Joe's but from past experience it doesn't work as great as some think..

I thought trying with fruit shops but there ain't so many if them here, same with bakries. It's all pubs and drinks.

Don't wanna sound too green to you but would appreciate some tips.

Here's a free one from me to squat: by the freight yard, at the FQ side just from highway 46 (it's a bridge), there's this mega building. It's all fenced, but there's a hole in the fence if you look well (not from the yard side, but from one of the streets corner). It's safe. I've spent one night there, but then found a place to stay "legaly".
Found it. It's on Dauphine and Polland

D
That is a dope spot. And that fire pit nearby is chill af. As far as dumpstering i didn't have as much luck as free fooding or bourbon surfing but churches has a decent dumpster... You may have to fight off a feral cat or rooster lol. Watch for tailgaters in town they leave insane amounts of food behind or just fly on the neutral ground by bk
 

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So I'm in beautiful and ugly Nola and I've decided to stay for a while but I find it hard (at least harder than I thought) to dumpster dive here. I stay around the French quarter, don't have a car but would bike a few miles for a good spot.
I've heard about the trader Joe's but from past experience it doesn't work as great as some think..

I thought trying with fruit shops but there ain't so many if them here, same with bakries. It's all pubs and drinks.

Don't wanna sound too green to you but would appreciate some tips.

Here's a free one from me to squat: by the freight yard, at the FQ side just from highway 46 (it's a bridge), there's this mega building. It's all fenced, but there's a hole in the fence if you look well (not from the yard side, but from one of the streets corner). It's safe. I've spent one night there, but then found a place to stay "legaly".
Found it. It's on Dauphine and Polland

D
That is a dope spot. And that fire pit nearby is chill af. As far as dumpstering i didn't have as much luck as free fooding or bourbon surfing but churches has a decent dumpster... You may have to fight off a feral cat or rooster lol. Watch for tailgaters in town they leave insane amounts of food behind or just fly on the neutral ground by bk
 
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Sorry if this is a “lazy” post but have you checked out food pantries? I have lived off food pantries for months in the past. I havent in NOLA but im too afraid of all the bugs, gators, crazies, and water to stay in nola for more than a few days.

Not certain this will be useful, but
I'm not sure what a lazy post is, but I tried to find things in my own, wasn't lucky so I thought I'd ask here. Is it lazyness? If so my apologies.

Yes food banks are dope. Did that in Vegas (also volunteered there, to keep my karma balance positive).

And as for the other dude
Thank you sir.
 

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I'm not sure what a lazy post is, but I tried to find things in my own, wasn't lucky so I thought I'd ask here. Is it lazyness? If so my apologies.

Yes food banks are dope. Did that in Vegas (also volunteered there, to keep my karma balance positive).

And as for the other dude
Thank you sir.
I was apologizing for my own post if just telling you what may be common knowledge instead of specifics. I have found some people though who either didnt know about or hadnt considered a food bank so i figured share and apologise if its just junk nobody needed to read.
 

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