Over the past months we have been looking into the idea of starting a 'Free Store' here in Auckland. The Free Store is an initiative started by an amazing bunch down in Wellington (www.thefreestore.org.nz) that freely distributes unused food from local cafes and restaurants to those directly in need of it. It has sparked an amazing community where everyone is welcome and there is enough for all. We have spent the last months following God's leading and call to start a free store here in Auckland, based on K Road and we are excited to share where we are at.
So, after many long discussions, prayer walks down K Road, flights to Wellington to check it out, and intro meetings to see who would be interested in committing to this, we have gathered a small team of people who will form the core team of our free store here in Auckland.
This week we have Ben Johnson, founder of The Free Store in Wellington coming up to meet and connect with our core team. It will be so valuable to spend this time with Ben to learn from the experience and stories of the Wellington crew and to solidify our values together as we launch this new project. God has been stirring us and we are so excited to begin this journey to love and bless our city through connecting with those on the margins of society.
We would love your prayer and support as we meet this week and take this first steps toward making this happen.
If you would like to get involved in any way, there will be many opportunities coming up in the next months where you can serve and give of yourself. Send through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put you on a volunteers list for when the time comes.