25 May 2010

Free grocery store opens

3:40 pm on 25 May 2010

A grocery store where the goods are free officially opens in Wellington on Tuesday.

The Free Store is collecting food and waste contributions from the Progressive Enterprises supermarket chain as well as leftover stock from coffee roasters and bakeries.

The groceries are on display at a shop in the central city for people to take away at no cost.

The project is a fortnight-long art installation, which has received some funding from Creative New Zealand.

Organiser Kim Paton says the shop will give its remaining stock to social agencies at the end of each day.