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The Meal Teams Program started in 2016 as a volunteer opportunity for groups or families seeking a way to assist community members in crisis or experiencing a difficult time by providing them with the gift of a homemade nutritious meal. These meals are prepared, created and packaged at the commercial kitchen at our our partner site St. Andrew’s United Church and then distributed through our agency partners at FCSS, FRN, Big Hill Haven, CSHO, Cochrane Pregnancy Care and the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank. This program is ideal for groups of 6 to 10 people and have in the past included Church Groups, Small Business, Families, Sports Teams, Book Clubs, Wine Groups, agency volunteer days or a team building exercise. Generally, it takes 3-4 hours to prepare and create the meals; groceries are provided by the participating group with potential assistance from any abundance available at our Free Food Shed and past meals have included lasagna, Shepherds pie, Japanese Meatballs and rice, casseroles, chilis and soups.

Now seeking Meal Teams for Fall 2021 – please EMAIL food@helpinghandscochrane.ca to volunteer.

Thank you to St. Andrew’s United Church for the use of their commercial kitchen.