Community Food Drives support those in need

Helping Hands’ original program started in 2007. For many years, this twice yearly event in September and April was an excellent demonstration of true community spirit. These semi-annual Food Drives attracted more than 800 volunteers to collect and sort food donations that stock the Food Bank for Cochrane & Western Rocky View, which is operated by the Cochrane Activettes.

The year 2020 brought many changes including the usual operation of Helping Hands semi-annual Food Drives; forcing us to adjust to many smaller community food drives throughout the year with gathering restrictions and pandemic protocols.

This popular community-wide event continues to adapt AND offers a great opportunity for families with children of all ages to participate! Sign up to help us with Food Drive collection or Food Sorting!

In 2021, we held four successful food drives, collecting more than 54 pumpkin bins of food. Thank you Cochrane for your continued generosity!

2022 Dates: April 23 – East Side, May 28 – West Side, Sept. 17 – North End, Oct. 22 – South End

Click here to watch a video on past food drives.

And click here to download our promotional poster, so you can help spread the word about the September 17, 2022 Food Drive.