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At Cochrane Activettes, we understand that everyone can face challenging times. If you or someone you know is in need of a food hamper, we’re here to help. Our process is straightforward, respectful, and designed to provide support when it’s needed most.

Requesting a Food Hamper

Year-Round Assistance

  • Contact: Reach out to Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) for food hamper requests.
    • Address: #1, 209 Second Avenue, Cochrane, AB.
    • Phone: 403-851-2250.
    • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Extended hours until 7 pm on Thursdays from September to June.
  • Coverage Area: Our program serves residents from south of Bragg Creek to north up to but not including Cremona, east to the Calgary city limits, and west to Jamieson Rd.

Distribution

  • After your request is processed by FCSS, collect your food hamper at:
    • Food Bank Location: Bay 4, 30 Griffin Industrial Point, Cochrane, AB T4C 0A2.
    • Food Bank Hours: Monday, 9 am – 1 pm; Tuesday, 9 am – 5 pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm; Closed Friday – Sunday.

Special Arrangements for Christmas

Share Your Christmas Program

  • During the festive season, requests for Christmas hampers are managed directly by the Cochrane Activettes.
  • Contact Information: Details and phone numbers will be published in local newspapers, on our website, and are available from the food bank at 403-932-9290 or Cochrane FCSS at 403-851-2250.
  • Distribution Day: Handed out on a Saturday before Christmas.

We're Here to Help

For general inquiries or to learn more about our food hamper program, please contact us. 

Frequently Asked Questions

You can request a food hamper through the Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). They are located at #1, 209 Second Avenue, Cochrane, AB, and can be contacted at 403-851-2250.

The Food Bank services are available to residents within the Cochrane area, extending south to Bragg Creek, north to but not including Cremona, east to the Calgary city limits, and west to Jamieson Rd.

The Food Bank operates:
Monday: 9am- 1pm
Tuesday: 9am- 5pm
Wednesday: 9am- 4pm
Thursday: 9am- 4pm
Friday-Sunday: CLOSED

After the requests have been processed with FCSS food hampers are distributed at the Food bank located at Bay 4, 30 Griffin Industrial Point, Cochrane AB T4C 0A2

Yes, donations are greatly appreciated. You can donate food, funds, or volunteer your time. Food donations can be dropped off at local grocery stores in Cochrane, and monetary donations can be made through various platforms detailed on our Donate page.

  • Drop off non-perishable food items in the bins at local grocery stores (Safeway, Save On, No Frills, and Walmart).
  • For perishable items, please use the Helping Hands Food Sheds’ refrigerators in town.
  • Ensure the items are within their best before dates for quality assurance.

 

We primarily need non-perishable food items.

CANNED FOOD

Vegetables: Carrots, Peas, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Tomatoes

Fruit: Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Mixed fruit, Oranges

Protien: Ham, turkey, chicken, salmon, tuna, beans

Soups

GRAINS
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Rice
  • Cereal
OTHER ITEMS
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Juice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Expired food items
  • Supplements
  • Candy and pop
  • Dented or unlabelled cans
  • Broken and open packages
  • Homemade food

Yes, volunteers are crucial to our operations. You can sign up to volunteer through our online platform, Better Impact, or contact us for more information.