CALGARY -- A new food shed at St. Andrew’s United Church in Cochrane is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

“It’s a take-what-you-need, leave-what-you-can community food exchange project,” says April Baird, Helping Hands Society of Cochrane and Area.

The free food is in a shed located in the church parking lot that features food shelves, pantry space as well as a fridge and freezer.

There is a twist to the traditional food bank donations.

“We have a fridge and a small deep freeze,” said Baird.  “We are able to take fruit and vegetables, dairy products, (and) we’re also taking freezer meals.”

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Baird asked that nothing has been open or used prior to donating.

The project is supported from the Helping Hands Society of Cochrane, a volunteer organization and registered charity in Alberta. 

St Andrew’s United Churchill is located at 128 First Street East, Cochrane.

Food is collected from food drives and donations.