April Food Drive Postponement due to Covid-19, but Local Food Bank Still in Need

Based on the current situation in Alberta regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and the directives of the Alberta Government and Chief Medical Officer of Alberta Health Services, Helping Hands Society of Cochrane and Area and the Cochrane Activettes have jointly made the decision to postpone the Spring Food Drive for Cochrane and Western Rocky View which was to be held on Saturday April 25, 2020. The Food Drive attracts 800 community Volunteers and supplies 50% of the Food Bank shelves. As always, the health and safety of our Volunteers, Clients, Partners and the communities of Cochrane and Area and Western Rocky View are of the utmost importance.

The needs of the Food Bank continues to grow with the current situation and food donations and cash donations continue to be needed to ensure help for those in isolation, seniors, single parent and regular families, ill or injured or disabled and newcomers. We will continue to assist as we link Volunteers who Help with People who need Help.


1/ Please make Food Donations at any of the Local grocery store bins in Cochrane. Local Volunteers regularly pick up from these bins and deliver to the Food Bank.

2/ Please also consider cash/credit card (Monetary) donations to the Food Bank at the Activettes Website.

3/ Donations may also be mailed to Cochrane Activettes Box 535 Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7

We thank you for your support in Strengthening Community and being Good Neighbours!!

Sincerely Helping Hands and the Activettes

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Samantha Nickerson

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Written by Samantha Nickerson