Food & Essentials

We have put together some resources to help during this difficult time.

Cochrane Activettes Food Bank  

The Cochrane Activettes Food Bank is operating while the COVID-19 response is underway. The program is adapted to meet the needs of the community during this time.

If you need a food hamper:

  • Call 403-851-2250
  • Intake for food hampers from Mon-Fri, 9am - 4pm
  • Regular Food Programpick up times are:
    • Tue - 12:45-1:45pm
    • Wed - 3:45-4:45pm
    • Thu - 5:15-6:30pm
  • Eligibility for access is residency in Cochrane or West Rocky View County
  • No financial proof of hardship required
  • Weekly ’drive by’ option for items they have excess of on Tuesdays 4-5pm. Bring your own bags for this. First come, first serve. Drive By Service WILL NOT be offered if temperatures reach -20 or colder during the winter months.

If you would like to help:

  • Put your donations in the bins at the major grocery stores in Town 
  • These items are needed:
    • dry pasta, rice, formula, diapers, peanut butter, oatmeal, pasta sauce, cereal
  • Cash donations accepted as usual via Pay Pal through their website
  • No volunteers needed at this time

Meals For Your Freezer – Cochrane Activettes & FCSS

  • Call 403-851-2250
  • Intake: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm
  • Delivery: Tue (approximately 7 days later depending on intake)

St. Andrews Church - Lunch To-Go Program

  • Call for details: 403-932-2585 
  • Tuesdays

Cochrane Good Food Box

Grocery Stores     

  • Contact your local grocery store to see what options they have available for extended hours or delivery services or check Shop Cochrane on Facebook.

Cultivate Cochrane

Cochrane Community Gardens Society

The Calgary Legacy Community Association

  • Website - Information on how to start your own garden

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