Welcome to the Free-Food-Alert list!
This mailing list was created to serve a simple
but very important purpose: to help hungry
Stanford students find free food on campus. We
have an impressive 280+ members on this mailing
list, a short article in Stanford Magazine at
, and a plug in the Stanford Daily at
. As a member of the community you are encouraged
to forward to the list any announcements about
events that involve free food. (Such events may
include talks, company presentations, seminars,
etc.) Remember that one person’s leftovers is
another person’s lunch and dinner.
We also now have an associated blog, which is a
record of all posts to this list for members who
want the free food without the extra email. It
can be found at http://free-food-alert.blogspot.com
As a service to this community of free food
seekers, you are encouraged to follow this template:
---------Suggested template --------------
[Location]:[Short Description of Food]
-Location and event (if any),
-Description of Food,
-Number of servings (if known),
-Time you last saw the food,
-Length of time it will be available (if known),
-Estimate on age of the food...
-Tips and Notes (i.e. “Bring Tupperware containers
to carry it away!” or “Bring your Stanford ID if
you want to make it past the guards!”)
---------End suggested template ------------
As a courtesy to others on this list, if you
discover (or are part the reason) that the
announced free food is no longer available, please
let the rest of the list know so we can put the
deal to rest.
Without each other, you and I would starve! (Or
at least we would have to resort to
not-so-free-food. And I would rather starve.)
Long live Free Food!
If you have any questions, please send them to
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visit the free-food-alert
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