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 food drives throughout the year with gathering restrictions and pandemic protocols.
The Helping Hands Food Drives continue to help the Food Bank meet the community’s needs and serves close to 5000 citizens. Our community is very generous and we collected almost as many donations this past year, even though we only made it to each home once versus twice.
Spring 2021 dates are:
Saturday, April 10 collecting from the East Central neighbourhoods: Glen Eagles, East End, Downtown, Glenbow, Riverview, Greystone
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
*North and South ends of town will be collected in the Fall 2021
This popular community-wide event continues to grow! Click here to watch a video on the Food Drive.
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