The Okotoks Food Bank is starting off 2018 with full shelves.

Fundraisers and food drives held throughout the holiday season, paired with the generosity of the community, mean the food bank has kicked off the new year well stocked with non-perishable food items.

Sheila Hughes, executive director of the Okotoks Food Bank, says there's a few items that are less commonly donated they're now hoping for.

"There's always a few things that we need we don't generally get in donations which are the personal care type items like shampoo and conditioner and cleaning supplies... but besides that we're in fantastic shape."

Monetary donations are always welcome as they help the food bank to purchase the fresh food they include in their hampers.

Hughes says volunteers have been busy going through their holiday haul.

"Our volunteers are working really, really hard to get through all of the donations because everything has to get sorted through, no matter what it is it all has to be sorted, so they have a big job ahead of them. If anyone wants to come out and volunteer they can always give us a call and we'd love to have them come join us."

To learn more about volunteering at the Okotoks Food Bank, call (403) 651-6629 or email [email protected]

Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected]

More Local News

Kananaskis Country Celebrates 40th Birthday

Kananaskis Country is celebrating it's 40th birthday. Until the end of the month, Albertans are encouraged to share their photos of K-Country on all social media platforms. The hashtag…

Dewdney Players Bringing War Of The Worlds To Life

The Dewdney Players Theatre Group are bringing the audience back to the 1930's with their latest production. The performance brings H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, The Panic Broadcast to life as an on…

Grab Lunch While Supporting The Sheep River Health Trust

The Sheep River Health Trust will be receiving a boost thanks to Quesada restaurant in Okotoks. On Sept. 21 and 22, Quesada is offering burritos for $2 with funds going to the organization. Billy…

Road Closure Between Bannister And Northridge Drive Roads Set To Begin Next Week

The installation of new underground utilities by Volker Stevin will require a full roadway closure between Bannister and Northridge Drive. The work is expected to last approximately four weeks, with…

OkotoksOnline.com is Okotoks' only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login