Food and Essentials

Essential Needs

We believe that all community members have the right to food, shelter, transportation, and other basic needs. To that end, we have partnered with other organizations, funders and volunteers to provide the following:

Access to Food:
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.

    The Cochrane Activettes, Cochrane FCSS and Family Resource Network partner to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry.

    • No financial proof of hardship required
    • Eligibility for access is residency in Cochrane or West Rocky View County
    • Regular Food Program pick up times are:
      • *Tue - 12:45-1:45pm
      • Wed - 3:45-4:45pm
      • Thu - 5:15-6:30pm
      • Note: No Tuesday hampers available right after a stat holiday

To request a food hamper:

  • For families with children 0-18 years call the Family Resource Network.
  • For individuals/families with children 18+, older adults and rural residents call the Cochrane FCSS.

Meals For Your Freezer - Cochrane FCSS & Helping Hands Society of Cochrane & Area: 

  • For individuals and families who would benefit from access to prepared frozen meals. Frozen Entrées offer choice and flexibility while providing meals that are heart healthy and diabetic friendly. Each meal is well balanced and includes a starch, protein, and vegetable. Meals cost $6.50 each and soup is $5.
  • Printable version of the Order form
  • PDF Fillable version of the Order form