Just Zilch provides food directly to the public through our Free Store. No criteria, no sign up needed and no ID required! We pass non judgement and welcome everyone!

Everyone is welcome!

At Just Zilch, we’re here to help. Our Free Store is open to everyone, with no criteria to meet, no sign-up process, and no ID required. We believe in providing access to food without judgment, welcoming everyone who comes through our doors.

How can I get food from Just Zilch?

Simply visit our store at 248 Featherston Street, Palmerston North, during our opening hours: 1-2.30pm and 4.30-6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Due to limited space, we’re currently serving customers at the front door. Just line up, bring your own bags, and let us know how many people you’re feeding for our records.

Our volunteers will prepare a tray with a variety of items like bread, milk, yogurt, canned goods, and fresh produce. Take what you need from the tray and leave what you don’t, so we can pass it on to others.

Our offerings depend on donations from supermarkets and other generous donors, so they vary each day. Come by and get what you need – we’re here to help!

Can I come everyday to Just Zilch to get food?

Absolutely! There’s no limit to how often you can visit us for food.

However, we ask that you come just once a day and just take what you need for today and remember there are other people.

Is there enough food for everyone?

At Just Zilch, we strive to make sure there’s food for everyone who comes when we’re open. You don’t have to worry about missing out because we try to give everyone something.

We work on a first-come, first-served basis, so you just need to make sure to come during our opening hours. Whether you show up early or later, you’ll still find things you need.

For communities groups

Just Zilch also supplies food to registered community groups, social agencies and organisations who provide their clients with food to support their immediate needs. Each organisation is thoroughly assessed and a memorandum of understanding is signed with key terms and conditions. Learn more about our Food Hub.


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