How a Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food Waste…and Hunger

Posted: September 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The Free Store is a nonprofit organization that redistributes surplus food from local businesses in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, to those in need.

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Source – yesmagazine.org

“…Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants them—no questions asked”

How a Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food Waste – and Hunger – By

On a windy late afternoon, dozens of people have lined up in front of a 20-foot-long repurposed shipping container situated on a church parking lot. Inside, volunteers are unloading food items from custom-built shopping carts and stacking them onto rows of shelves. There are hearty rice meals and healthy salads, thick sandwiches, pies, and other savory and sweet items. This is just another busy day for The Free Store.

“We saw the potential in an untapped food supply.”

The Free Store is a nonprofit organization that redistributes surplus food from local businesses in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, to those in need. It was inspired by a two-week art project in 2010

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Comments
  1. Pretty freaky, isn’t it, futuret?

    • futuret says:

      MY DEAR, EVERYDAY IS HALLOWEEN AND WE GET SPOOKED EVERYDAY BY ALL OF THESE GOVERNMENTS. THIS BECOME MORE FREAKY EVERYDAY. WE ARE LIVING OUR LIVES WITH A BUNCH OF THESE FREAKS, WHO THINK NO OUTCOME IS GOING TO AFFECT THEM, AND MOREOVER WE ARE LIVING AMONG STILL SOME FREAKS WHO THINK THAT GOVERNMENT IS PROTECTING THEM. WE DO HAVE A VARIETY.

  2. Pam Vernon says:

    Awesome! We have a store here called Zilch where people can go and ‘shop’ with a trolley like a supermarket, and take what they need. Similar concept. 🙂

  3. We definitely need something like this in New Plymouth.

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