Wednesday & Friday nights at 5.30pm in Central Christchurch.


Our Beginning

Based off the first Free Store that was founded in Wellington in 2010, and part of the Free Store Movement Aotearoa. The Kairos Free Store in Christchurch is the first Free Store to open in the South Island est Oct 2018. We are a non-profit, charitable organisation, run 100% by volunteers.

‘When you combine hungry people in the community, the masses of quality, wasted food from cafes & eateries daily + passionate people who want to get involved. Something beautiful is bound to happen...’

Beth Hutt - Founder of Kairos Free Store


Our Mission

Is to create a space where anyone is welcome. To see food going in to the hands of people who need, and creating friendships with those on the margins of society. Kairos Free Store is relational, not transactional. It's a space to come as you are - no questions asked. 

A place where you can come fully as you are, with no stigma, no fear and no shame.


Get Involved

Are you passionate about zero food waste, sustainability and have a heart for the community? If so get in touch...

Flick an email to if you're keen to get involved


Kairos Free Store sits under the umbrella of HCAt , which is an Registered charitable trust. Charitable commission number cc54112.