The Free Food Shed is a Mutual Aid project not a Charity program. What’s the difference? We’re glad you asked!

Mutual Aid is the opposite of charity – instead of people in power handing down donations to those they deem or decide are less fortunate, we collectively work together to lift each other up. Mutual Aid is about community, reciprocity, and dismantling systems of power and control.

Trauma healing IS A COMMUNITY effort! And that’s exactly what you are contributing to when you donate to OR volunteer at either of the Helping Hands Free Food Sheds.