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Free Food 13/03/01(Fri)01:06 No. 992 ID: c1c58c

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How can I get food for free? Are there better methods than shoplifting?

Modern Mom 13/03/01(Fri)18:31 No. 1006 ID: 61444a

Apply for foodstamps.

Modern Mom 13/03/02(Sat)01:59 No. 1010 ID: ceb12e

Dumpster diving. Never been desperate enough to do it myself, though.

Modern Mom 13/03/03(Sun)04:12 No. 1013 ID: cae0d8

Go into a fast food place while they are really busy, and tell the clerk they forgot your order. Say you lost the receipt, or look outside or in the trash for one. Be insistent and you may get a free meal.

-Hi 13/03/03(Sun)13:40 No. 1014 ID: 5e1fbf

food banks, food pantries, google it for your city town.

So-called soup kitchens. Maybe seek united way for advice.

Don't want to be busted taking, when you can be offered.

Modern Mom 13/03/04(Mon)03:25 No. 1016 ID: 295769

work somewhere that serves food, it means getting a job but there's always guaranteed free food

Modern Mom 13/04/17(Wed)08:49 No. 1199 ID: b85e56

keep an eye out for free meals at churches, remember to dress like you're poor though. Don't show up in $150 sneakers and AeroPostale stuff.

Modern Mom 13/04/17(Wed)12:43 No. 1202 ID: 4cf911

I've been dumpstering for about 5 years now and have found grocery stores to be a profitable place to hit up the food is usually in good shape during the colder months.
Bakeries are great they usually dump the oldish bread in one trash bag. Pizza places that do high volume of sales dump alot of pizzas in the box so you dont half to worry about them the peperoni they put on them are good for about 24 hours and so is cheese

Modern Mom 13/04/18(Thu)15:51 No. 1207 ID: 9155bc

work at a place which sells food. i work in a grocery store. the amount of food i supplement is like an additional paycheck

Modern Mom 13/04/26(Fri)08:09 No. 1226 ID: 60fc50

Dumpster diving isn't even out of desperation for me anymore. It's a way of life. Tastes better when it's free, and i feel like I rescued it! I actually can't let myself pay for food anymore. There is no need.

As for shoplifting though, I hung up my large pocket-riddled coats long ago. Now I just ∆ TRANSCEND ∆ THE ∆ CHECKOUT ∆ LINE ∆
people don't ask questions when you look like you know what you're doing. and that goes for everything in life.

Modern Mom 13/04/26(Fri)08:12 No. 1227 ID: 60fc50

I think I'm healthier now that I consume "trash"
usually the food has not expired yet or just recently passed the made-up "expiry date", but one time we had so much yogurt, some of it didn't get eaten until a year past the date. I have consumed year-old yogurt and I feel like a superhero. Immuno Man. It was special drinkable probiotic whatever stuff though.

*bro 13/04/26(Fri)11:44 No. 1228 ID: 5fa15d

This works for me:

>Be hulking black monstrosity with a heart of gold and hidden behind a scowl

> Go into wal-mart

>Go to deli

>Order something small (chicken bites (lol chikkin), fries etc)

>Flirt with serving lady (or man !?)

>Tell them you'll pay at the register

>Walk around store eating it

>Once finished, exit through the plant section

Modern Mom 13/05/17(Fri)11:44 No. 1307 ID: 46e2ff


This also works with soft drinks in grocery stores.

Modern Mom 13/06/05(Wed)11:59 No. 1348 ID: ebc855

Jump in a grocery chains dumpster take food out eat it

JEWISH GIRLS ARE SLITS 13/06/21(Fri)10:01 No. 1399 ID: b0e2dd

Get in heavy with the coupon sites and learn the tricks. Me and my girlfriend decided to do this as a project, and it's tedious, but ended up with like $400 for $30. You don't need to go the big, and I'm fact if you just make select purchases where you can stack online coupons with Sunday paper ones, and if you call certain brands support lines to fish for coupons....you'll do fine, ad it all can be done pretty easy.

Modern Mom 13/06/25(Tue)09:57 No. 1426 ID: 988907

Work at a pizza parlor, all the leftover pizza and pasta at the end of the day gets tossed but employees can take it home.

Modern Mom 13/07/01(Mon)05:09 No. 1438 ID: bc7165

easiest way to get free food is to walk in to a fast food restaurant and tell them you went through the drive-thru with a big order and they forgot your (insert menu item here). Works 9 times out of ten.

Modern Mom 13/07/01(Mon)13:41 No. 1439 ID: d65a1e

How do you walk in while you're driving a car?

Modern Mom 13/07/05(Fri)16:27 No. 1450 ID: 88f7ae

You order something at the drive through. Then you park and walk inside. You say that they forgot something. Most of the time they will give it to you after a short argument. I used to work at fast food, and yeah, it happens.

Another thing people do is enter the drive through, then say they have changed their mind and they don't want anything. Then they drive past the payment window and pick up whatever the guy behind them is ordering. It happened to me once... I ordered a coffee, and I watched the woman in front of me take the coffee and drive off. Then I pulled up and they asked me what I ordered. I said that I ordered a coffee, and they seemed to instantly understand what happened, so I guess this kind of shit happens all the time.

Modern Mom 13/07/08(Mon)07:12 No. 1456 ID: 3d2e7b

Hotel Contiental breakfast

Modern Mom 13/07/11(Thu)10:27 No. 1488 ID: 295d7c

I work at a golf club and banquet center washing dishes, line cook, trash, etc. We throw out alot of food at the end of the night if it was a buffet-style dinner that went on. This probably may be different than you because you live somewehre else, but just going out to my dumpster to throw the trash and leftover food away is dangerous...well only at night time. Fucking racoons man.

also did anybody see the golden coral videos/pictures of how unsanitary shit was?

Modern Mom 14/01/26(Sun)23:45 No. 1873 ID: c97c30

Easy: you back up and sit down at the counter until you get to talk to an employee.

Modern Mom 14/02/22(Sat)19:30 No. 1920 ID: 8ecde1

i've done so with 2 month old yogurt, wonder what 1 year tastes like
probably cheese

ive drunken spoiled juice, pastrami, fish.... cant think of anything elsse at the moment, name it and i may have done it as long as it doesnt taste too much different than usual.
and still yet to have gotten sick from it

im considering going "freegan" but i dont know how im gonna avoid getting caught by security watch, plus they have cameras everywhere

Modern Mom 14/05/29(Thu)13:00 No. 2109 ID: 2267d6


There seem to be no groups active in my town, but if you're more lucky, there may be one in your surroundings. Worth checking out, I guess...

There should be more similar organisations somewhere out there, post them if you stumble upon them...

Modern Mom 14/06/10(Tue)06:32 No. 2124 ID: a08b35

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Jameis, is that you?

Modern Mom 14/06/20(Fri)08:26 No. 2140 ID: 75d61d

I have a question about dumpster diving for food.
What are the precautions to take?
Is the food like new or do you guys just eat someone's leftover pizza?
What kind of dumpster should I be looking in?
What do you do if someone sees you?

Modern Mom 14/06/20(Fri)08:38 No. 2141 ID: 1b02b6

I've thought about it too. A fuck load of stigma swarming around that idea, tho.

The idea that I can eat fresh food out of the dumpster next to a hotel which doesn't allow their employees to eat the leftovers sounds quite appealing. I know of a pizza joint that deliberately throws out leftover pizzas double bagged for homeless folks to get into.

Modern Mom 14/06/21(Sat)11:32 No. 2143 ID: 725637

yeah its not so much the stigma that gets me but the overall quality of the food id be eating if i were to dive

Modern Mom 14/06/24(Tue)15:44 No. 2146 ID: 7096ab

They take the stuff that stores throw out, not trash from peoples homes. The stores throw stuff taken directly from the shelves because they would rather throw out a bunch of good food than risk that one of those items go bad while still on the shelf because that would damage sales.

Modern Mom 14/07/15(Tue)03:59 No. 2185 ID: 9c1726

Basically anon is right. Dumpsters behind malls are filled with day after expiration old food, that might even be still good for a week or so.

Modern Mom 14/07/16(Wed)07:45 No. 2191 ID: 1c28c8

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Dumpster diving is a good short term solution and moderate long term solution. If you want to get serious about free food for the long term, you have to learn to forage. Go to your local library and actually read books about identifying plants. You will be surprised by how many common plants are edible.

Then get organized with some other foragers. Benefit from their experience, and pass along your own. The Falling Fruit dot org website is a good place to start.

Also become a frequent visitor of the websites FreeCycle dot org and Freegan dot info.

When your belly is full, begin salvaging other valuables you find along the way. A lot of those vacuum cleaners on the curb simply need a broken belt replaced and then they work fine. Most metals can be salvaged and sold for scrap. You will need to get organized so that you aren't being anti-productive like driving to the scrap yard and spending five dollars on gas to get paid four dollars. It would help to also establish a garage or rented space to hold and organize your salvages until you can liquidate them.

Modern Mom 14/07/17(Thu)05:54 No. 2193 ID: 5b3440

Head out to your local farmers market with maybe five boxes or more. Ask each vendor if they're willing to donate. If they say yes, hand them a box and allow them to fill them (usually they wait until the market closes before filling up). Pick up the boxes and leave.

If anyone asks-- tell them you're helping out the homeless around your community. This may start out as self serving at first, but once you begin to build a rep, vendors will ask for more boxes. I started with five, now I bring in thirty boxes. Since I can't eat all this stuff in a week, I actually started to give it out.

• Bring stable boxes, nothing flimsy or damaged. Also make sure your boxes has no holes so smaller produce like grapes or cherries don't fall through.

• You might want to speak with the coordinator first before handing out boxes. If you don't know who the coordinator is, ask a vendor and they can point him/her out.

• Bring your own dolly and perhaps a friend or two if it becomes too much to handle by yourself.

• Always smile. (:

Modern Mom 14/07/17(Thu)09:19 No. 2195 ID: 63f5c1

bakery trash is a good place to look for free edible shit

i go looking for bread for my chickens occasionally and they throw away good breads/cake/cookies all types of shit

Modern Mom 14/07/17(Thu)10:35 No. 2196 ID: 26334f

This is why we cant have nice things.

Modern Mom 14/07/19(Sat)23:27 No. 2198 ID: c204b8

Can I ask what state you live in?

Modern Mom 14/08/01(Fri)04:29 No. 2217 ID: f5283f


O.o 14/08/01(Fri)04:51 No. 2218 ID: ad96f6

Theres a fella in Japan, who lived close to the airpot. He purchased a first class ticket for some random flight. With the purchase of the ticket he is allowed to eat free on that day at the airport. He would go in, eat then at the end of the day, reschedule his ticket to the next day. He did this, for 364 days, then on the last day, he got his ticket refunded before it expired the next day.


Modern Mom 14/08/01(Fri)05:48 No. 2219 ID: ca7220

This shit would never work in the states.

Modern Mom 14/08/01(Fri)18:37 No. 2221 ID: 0804e5

grow some...

some greens take less 13 weeks to be fully grown . if u have a big enough garden it would last for few weeks.

it's not like gathering dirt is going to cost u.
some edible mushrooms are a good option too.

anyway hear is a list


peas (depends on the type)
Baby carrots

Modern Mom 14/08/03(Sun)09:56 No. 2226 ID: 00c83e

Find a Hare Krishna temple near you.
Part of their religion involves giving.
For example, I live in Dallas. There's a Hare Krishna Temple near Downtown and inside they have a nice restaurant called Kalachandji's. They stress that all prices listed are "suggested donations." Meaning they will feed you for free, because it's part of their tradition.

Modern Mom 14/08/03(Sun)09:58 No. 2227 ID: 00c83e

I forgot to mention....
Hare Krishnas don't eat meat.
So, expect vegan or vegetarian food.
You'll forget that they serve no mean. Most of the food is quite tasty.

Modern Mom 14/08/05(Tue)05:20 No. 2233 ID: df8012

Seconding how good Hare Krishna food is, they run events at my uni a few times a year where if you sit through their religious stuff for 30-45 minutes you get a buffet dinner that's at least as good as a mid-tier restaurant.
They go around asking for donations, but if you look poor (i.e. don't go wearing suit + tie or whatever) they don't mind.
The last time I went I was on E and gave them, like, €30 and they gave me an enormous box of leftovers in gratitude (enough for 4/5 dinners).
Gotta say, I don't like religion, but those dudes are really cool.

Modern Mom 14/08/08(Fri)09:47 No. 2235 ID: cdebbc

You think Aeropostale isn't for poor people?
Holy shit, boris bidjan saberi and sruli recht would like a word with you.

sage sage 14/08/13(Wed)17:13 No. 2266 ID: 721764


Aeropostale is one step up from Ross as far as mall outlets go.

Modern Mom 14/09/13(Sat)04:17 No. 2311 ID: bae294

Not op but I called three fast food chains customer service, and I said "I was at your insert fast food chain and my food was cold fries were soggy, and I didn't even eat all of it" I made a mistake and said that this happened during lunch time (one manager made it little harder)

So, I have free combo meals at 3 different fast food chains for this weekend/next week, and a gift card for another food chain coming in the mail.

Modern Mom 14/09/23(Tue)17:06 No. 2336 ID: 711dcc

We don't really have coupon sites the same way America does.

Modern Mom 14/09/29(Mon)05:59 No. 2356 ID: 69a4af

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You can order really complicated meals that they will most definitely mess up.

Some pizza places let you replace toppings for other toppings of equal value, So I normally order the pizza with the most toppings and then change everything on it.

(Some places have a limited amount of changes you can make.)

After you get your pizza you just ring them up and tell them they made a mistake and they almost always just give you credit for a free pizza (using your address or phone as ID)

You can keep doing this even with the free pizzas.

I've never done it for more than like 10 free pizzas in a row, but i've heard of people stringing it along for months.

You can also just lie.

Modern Mom 14/12/05(Fri)20:55 No. 2484 ID: 504e68

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Nettle soup.

Most online how to make nettle soup include other ingredients. I have no experience with it. Perhaps you can make it with just hot water and nettle.

Modern Mom 15/04/30(Thu)09:25 No. 2577 ID: 96ee8e

Move to a city... Most major western cities have plenty of groups willing to give out free meals.

Modern Mom 15/05/03(Sun)20:58 No. 2581 ID: 0e87be

If you're in a city, there's plenty of artsy places that leave food around.

Modern Mom 15/05/04(Mon)03:35 No. 2582 ID: 9196ab

eat at your parents or friendly neighbors.

Modern Mom 15/05/25(Mon)09:53 No. 2594 ID: a4220b

Sikh temples.

Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)12:21 No. 3007 ID: 21de63

There's free church dinners and food giveaways almost daily where I live. Also if I want food I just go over to a different family member's house each day of the week to get a meal.

Modern Mom 17/07/18(Tue)22:46 No. 3044 ID: ee1a9f

That second word is so important

Modern Mom 17/07/20(Thu)08:52 No. 3045 ID: 494c89

I work at KFC.

* A water cup is ten cents. We can't stop you from filling it with something other than water.

* A lady came in, bought an 8 piece bucket without sides, took out 1 piece of chicken, then returned it claiming there were only 7 pieces and she didn't want it anymore. Kinda involved but doable.

* Get any reciept (look in the parking lot, or get some out of the trash inside after getting your water cup), come back later that day or the next day and make some complaint. We will usually give you whatever you wanted replaced, and if you're nice you'll get a free root beer float.

DannyMoralez 17/11/20(Mon)20:52 No. 3109 ID: cd9cb2

When a new shop open, usually it make a opening party with a lot of food avaible for everyone

Modern Mom 18/01/22(Mon)15:42 No. 3130 ID: 22a927

Grow it.

Modern Mom 18/01/28(Sun)14:41 No. 3131 ID: f04c32

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Rice and Beans. Buy 2 pounds of beans for $1.50 and a pound of rice for $1, this will last you several days eating 3 times a day, a week if you eat little. Look up instructions on how to cook them, you just need water and a stove. You can store them almost indefinitely without any refrigeration.

This is how your average 3rd world country poor person survives on less than a dollar a day, they eat the cheapest foods available, and in any part of the world it's rice and beans. I spend less than $3 a week in the United States when I eat like this.

Every else's suggestions here will have you spending more than $1 a day.

Modern Mom 18/01/31(Wed)05:54 No. 3132 ID: 1b5492

just shoot your bate

Modern Mom 19/01/30(Wed)21:12 No. 3260 ID: aeba44

I had a friend who lived a bit of a poor life style, but whenever he needed food, he'd go to a food-chain right before they closed and take all the food they were going to throw out for the night. He got all the food and the company saved money on trashing all the food.

Note: if you can't get it for free, just put down $10 and you'll get yourself plenty of meals and although, not entirely free, it's still a great value.


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