Get it from VUWSA: 

Community Pantry 

Get a free parcel of essentials from the VUWSA office at Kelburn or Pipitea, or the library at Te Aro, no questions asked. You choose what goes in it from a variety of canned goods, cereals, carbs, and even menstrual products.

Just fill out the form here before coming into one of our offices / Te Aro library

Free Bread 

Kaibosh delivers bread (and sometimes other goodies) to the Kelburn office each Friday during semesters and occasionally on other weekdays as well. Collect as much as you need for free!

Come into the Kelburn office on Friday from 10am to pick some up, easy as that

VUWSA Fruit and Vege Market

Every Wednesday from 10am-4pm there is a fruit and vegetable market in the Tim Beaglehorn Courtyard at Kelburn. Now also selling bread.

Just turn up at the market with cash and reusable bags (otherwise paper bags are 30c each)


Uni and Community Food Options: 

Community Gardens

Pipitea has a community garden in the Pentanque Court, join the Pipitea Campus Community Veggie Garden club to reap the harvest. The Kelburn community garden is coming soon to the Student Union Building, watch this space.

Join the Pipitea Garden club on Facebook here or email them at


Gecko Organic Food Co-Op 

Each month, Gecko sells bulk organic goods at wholesale prices in the Student Union building. Join the Co-Op for $20/year ($15/half year) for students or $40/year ($25/half year) for non-students.

Message the Facebook page here and let them know what your email address is so you can be notified when and where the next pack-out of organic goods will take place or email  

Victoria Fruit and Vege Co-Op

Join this co-op to enjoy fresh and affordable produce delivered to your choice of Kelburn, Pipitea or Te Aro campus every Thursday from early February until late December.

Find out more here: