Get Involved

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 over 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.

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!  Please contact our Food Programs Manager to get involved food@helpinghandscochrane.ca or call 587-580-9031.

2021 dates are:

Saturday, May 15 collecting from the West Side neighbourhoods: West Valley, West Terrace, West Pointe, Heartland, Heritage Hills, Bow Meadows, Bow Ridge and Jumping Pound

Saturday, June 12 collecting from the East Central neighbourhoods: Glen Eagles, East End, Downtown, Glenbow, Riverview, Greystone

Saturday, September 11 collecting from North Cochrane neighbourhoods: Cochrane Heights, Sunterra, Sunset Ridge, Monterra, Cochrane Lake, Western Rockyview County, Watervalley

Saturday, October 16 collecting from South Cochrane neighbourhoods: Fireside, River Heights, River Crest, The Willows, Riversong, Riviera, Precedence, Harmony, Springbank

Check out our Facebook page @HelpingHandsCochrane

                                                         Click here to watch a video on past food drives.