The Free Store daily redistributes quality surplus food from 60 cafes, bakeries and restaurants in Wellington CBD to the most vulnerable.
The Free Store serves a wide variety including the homeless, low-income, unemployed, refugee families, mental health service users, elderly and those 'between jobs'. The Free Store is a community of abundance where everyone can participate both receiving and contributing.
Each day we serve nearly 100 people and each year we redistribute over 150,000 items of good food. We operate from a purpose-built converted shipping container store on Willis Street, Wellington.
We open Monday-Friday at 6pm until all the food is gone.
The Free Store operates under the umbrella of the Blueprint Community Trust. We daily redistribute quality surplus food from over 70 inner-city eateries to those in need.
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