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How freegive yahoo free food group works
I want to subscribe / How do I join Freegive free food group with Yahoo ID?
How do I join freegive yahoo free food group without yahoo email address?
How do I leave a group or unsubscribe?
How do I post a message to freegive yahoo free food group?
How do I reply to an OFFER or a WANTED post?
How do I add photo to a group?

Food waste is a major issue. We throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year in the UK, the majority of which could have been eaten. Today people across the UK will struggle to feed themselves and their families. Redundancy, illness, benefit delay, domestic violence, debt, family breakdown and paying for the additional costs of heating during winter are just some of the reasons why people go hungry. Freegive free food group connects people who are giving and getting food for free in their own towns. It's all about keeping good foods out of landfills. It's completely free to join and everything posted must be free. Please note that Freegive free food groups is hosted on the Yahoo group website.

Everyone and any organisation in the UK are welcome to join. It’s free to sign up, then post a message with an OFFER of food item you want to get rid of, or a WANTED message for food item you need.

How freegive yahoo free food group works

You have a tinned meat / fish or rice or milk or tea bags or tinned tomatoes or coffee or tinned vegetables or fruit juice or packet of pasta you were going to throw out.

    You join your local Freegive free food group.
    You post an offer on your local Freegive free food group.
    People respond to you if they are interested.
    You pick a recipient and arrange for them to collect the food item.
    They take the food item away.
    You let your local Freegive free food group know that the food item is no longer available by posting an item TAKEN message to the group.
    If you need a food item you can request one on your local Freegive free food group in the same way by posting food WANTED message to the group and if someone has what you're looking for they will contact you to offer it. If you still have unwanted food items you are trying to get rid of, have you tried your local freegive free food group.


I want to subscribe / How do I join Freegive free food group with Yahoo ID?

You can join your local Freegive Yahoo free food group in two ways, either with Yahoo ID or without yahoo email address.

    Yahoo group website: Join the group with Yahoo ID
  • Find a group near you by going to free food groups page.
  • You will be taken to the free food group page.
  • Then click on your region or city name and you will be taken to your local free food group home page hosted on yahoo group website.
  • Click on the "Join this Group".
  • You will be asked to "sign in" using your "Yahoo ID" and password.
  • If you don't yet have a Yahoo ID, you should "Sign Up" which takes just a few seconds. Once you have signed in to Yahoo, you should automatically see the "Join this Group" page.
  • Simply follow the on screen instructions, click "Join" and that is it. You need to be subscribed to a group before you can post a message.

How do I join freegive yahoo free food group without yahoo email address?

Do I need a Yahoo! email address to use Freegive Yahoo! Free Food Groups? No, you can use any email address you'd like. Although if you want to use the Yahoogroups website, you will need a Yahoo ID.

    Step 1: Find a group near you by going to free food groups page and follow the online instructions. Please note that the below email address can be found on the right side of the Yahoo home page of the group, in a section called ‘Group Email Addresses.’

    Step 2: send a blank email to: groupname-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

    Step 3: When you receive the email asking you to confirm your subscription click on the link provided. This will take you to a webpage. Scroll down to the bottom of that page and click where it says: "join the mailing list only"

    Note: Make sure to replace "groupname" with the actual name of the group (e.g., glasgowfreegive-subscribe@yahoogroups.com)

    Example of joining Lambeth Free Food Group without Yahoo ID
  • If you want to join Lambeth Free Food Group without Yahoo email address.
  • Send a blank email to: lambethfreefood-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
  • When you receive the email asking you to confirm your subscription click on the link provided.
  • You need to be subscribed to a Lambeth Free Food Group before you can post a message.


  • This will let you receive the messages on the list as emails, as well as give you the ability to post messages to the list via email; on the other hand you will not have the ability to visit the Yahoo group page and see the messages online or modify your group preferences via the web interface. You will still be able to do these things through email (links are provided at the end of each message you will receive, and will allow you most of the controls you need such as changing the delivery as well as unsubscribing from the group).

    Here are some useful Yahoo group email operations
  • To join a group, send a blank message to: groupname-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
  • To unsubscribe from a group, send a blank message to: groupname-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
  • To post a message to a group, send your message to: groupname@yahoogroups.com
  • To post a message to a group's owners and moderators, send a message to: groupname-owner@yahoogroups.com
  • To receive general help information, send a blank message to: groupname-help@yahoogroups.com
  • To put the group’s email message delivery on hold, send a blank message to: groupname-nomail@yahoogroups.com
  • To change your subscription to daily digest mode, send a blank message to: groupname-digest@yahoogroups.com
  • To change your subscription to individual emails from the group, send a blank message to: groupname-normal@yahoogroups.com


  • Note: Make sure to replace "groupname" with the actual name of the group (e.g., glasgowfreefood-subscribe@yahoogroups.com)

How do I leave a group or unsubscribe?

You can leave your local Freegive Yahoo free food group in two ways.

    Yahoo group website:
  • Log into Freegive Yahoo free food group with your Yahoo email address.
  • Go to the Freegive Yahoo Free Food Group website :- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/groupname/join
  • Click on the "leave group" button at the bottom right of the page.
    By email:
  • To unsubscribe from a group, send a blank message to: groupname-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
  • Wait a few minutes, and you will receive an email from Yahoogroups.com
  • Reply to this email and you are now unsubscribed meaning you are not a member of the group.

How do I post a message to freegive yahoo free food group?

Post a message to the group? There are numerous ways to post a food donation message to your local Freegive Free Food Group, but to use any of them you have to be a member of the group. Click here for group joining instructions.

    Post a message by sending an email

    1. Open a new email message.
    2. Enter groupname@yahoogroups.com into the "To:" field.
      Note: Replace groupname in the address with the actual group name.
    3. Enter your message content into the email body.
    4. Send your email to submit your post.

    • To post a message to a group, send your message to: groupname@yahoogroups.com

    • The above email address can be found by simply scroll down to the bottom of your local Freegive Yahoo free food group home page at Yahoo group website, in a section called "Group Email Addresses". Make sure to replace "groupname" with the actual name of the group (e.g., glasgowfreefood@yahoogroups.com).

    Post a message from the yahoo! group website

    1. After you've signed in, go to the Freegive Yahoo free food group you wish to post to.
    2. On your group's main page, click Conversations.
    3. Click New Topic.
    4. Enter your message content.
    5. Click Send.

    Example of posting a message to Lambeth Free Food at Yahoo group site

    • By logging into Lambeth Free Food Group at Yahoo Group website, click conversations then click New Topic button. The post message form like the one below should appear..

    • When making an offer, write "offer or offered" in the subject line first.
    • Don't put your phone number in it or it will ring off the hook.
    • Ask individuals to email you with their phone number.
    • It's a first-come, serve type of thing.
    • Once your food item is gone, post another food item TAKEN message to the group that says it's gone.
    • Always state what area you live in. People need to know whether they have the means to get to your place to pick up the item. (Please do not put your full address).
    • If you need food item you can request a free food item on your local freegive yahoo free food group in the same way by posting food item WANTED message to the group and if someone has what you're looking for they will contact you to offer it.

    Note: Messages will be rejected if the below format is not followed.

    • ( Is your item OFFER, TAKEN, WANTED, or RECEIVED? ) - For example: OFFER
    • ( Subject: ) - OFFERED: Packet of pasta, rice and tinned tomatoes (Brixton, SW9)
    • ( Text/Body: Please describe your item: ) - I have a packet of pasta, rice and tinned tomatoes to give away for free, if anyone is interested. Please send me email.

    Your (OFFERED) message will appear like this:

    OFFERED: Packet of pasta, rice and tinned tomatoes (Brixton, SW9)
    • I have a packet of pasta, rice and tinned tomatoes to give away for free, if anyone is interested. Please send me email.

    Your (WANTED) message will appear like this:

    WANTED: Packet of pasta, rice and tinned tomatoes (Brixton, SW9)
    • Hi I am struggling to feed my family due to redundancy, debt and other issues. Does anyone have a packet of pasta, rice and tinned tomatoes that they are no longer use? I would love to get them. Thanks for reading..

    Your (TAKEN) message will appear like this:

    TAKEN: Packet of pasta, rice and tinned tomatoes (Brixton, SW9)
    • Thank you all very much for your e-mails, these food items have now been taken.

    Your (RECEIVED) message will appear like this:

    RECEIVED: Packet of pasta, rice and tinned tomatoes
    • Thanks very much to everyone who replied and offered packet of pasta, rice and tinned tomatoes, but I have them now. I am very happy!

How do I reply to an OFFER or a WANTED post?

If you want to respond to an OFFER, or a WANTED request, please direct the reply to the person making the offer/wanted request. You can do this either by email, or on the Yahoo group website,

    Yahoo group website:
  • Login to your Freegive Yahoo group home page - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/groupname
  • Click on "reply" button when you are viewing the specific message.
  • Write your reply message and click the "send" button.
    By email:
  • Open the message from your email account.
  • just click the "reply" button.
  • TO email address should be the person that wrote the original email.
  • Write your reply message and click the 'send' button.

How do I add photo to a group?

To upload offer or wanted food item photos to your group’s page:

  • Click Photos in the left navigation bar of any group page.
  • Click Add Photo in the upper-right corner of the window.
  • After choosing an existing album or creating a new one in which to add your photos, click Next (at either the top or bottom of the window).
  • Click Select Files and choose one or more photos that you want to upload from your computer.
  • Type a new name for the photo or use its current name, and click Open.
  • Click Upload.



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