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!
In 2022 we had 522 volunteers work a collective 1367 hours to successfully execute food collection from every Cochrane community. Thank you Cochrane for your continued generosity!
2023 Dates: March 25 – East Central, April 22 – West Side, September 23 – North End, October 21 – South End.