The Okotoks Food Bank will be benefiting from a variety of fundraisers this spring.

This Saturday they'll be set up at Safeway from 12-4 p.m. accepting donations as part of the Friends Helping Friends food drive that No Frills and Sobeys also took part in.

Sheila Hughes, executive director of the Okotoks Food Bank, says she's looking forward to the Jail and Bail fundraiser coming up in a few weeks.

"It's going to be May 12 and 13 at Market Square's Spring Fling, so we have 21 local celebrities and business owners that are going to put themselves in 'jail' for us so we're pretty excited about that and we have a little loftier goal than we had last year, we're hoping to raise $30,000."

If this goal is reached it would greatly help the food bank to keep its shelves stocked as they continue to see an increase in users due to the economy. For the month of April it's predicted they'll see an increase of 15-18%.

Hughes says she's also hoping local businesses will want to take part in a larger initiative coming up.

"It's sort of like an online fundraiser we do that we started for the first time last year, it's called Every Plate Full. It's in conjunction with Food Banks Canada so it's a national fundraiser and we're hoping to maybe get some local businesses that might want to have events for us specifically during that time, May 23- June 7."

Those looking to host a fundraiser for the Okotoks Food Bank can learn more by clicking here.

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