Image of the "People's Free Store." A sign says "We are the 99%". Photo by Maxine Eschger | The Daily Californian
Image of the "People's Free Store." A sign says "We are the 99%". Photo by Maxine Eschger | The Daily Californian

As ‘Free Store’ near People’s Park closes, activists plan future of mutual aid

Prior to its closure, the “People’s Free Store” provided free food, personal hygiene kits, and other harm-reduction supplies to community members.


A hectic winter for Berkeley’s historic People’s Park has taken another twist as the makeshift “People’s Free Store” unexpectedly shut down last week.

Planters now sit on the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Dwight Way in the Dwight Triangle, where the Free Store was located, once filled with tents, chairs and supplies for those in need. However, activists who distributed resources at the location plan to continue doing so, albeit differently.

The Free Store has its roots at People’s Park; activists noted people used to go to the park and donate what they could. Read more…


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