Helping Hands original program started in 2007. The twice yearly event in September and April is an excellent demonstration of true community spirit! Each Food Drive attracts over 800 volunteers to stock the Food Bank for Cochrane & Western Rocky View which is operated by the Cochrane Activettes. Over 2900 cases of food were collected to create the Hampers to stock 50% of the Food Bank for the year. The Food Drives continue to help the Food Bank meet the community’s needs and serves close to 5000 citizens.
2020 brought a very different year! We changed from semi-annual drives, to smaller neighbourhood drives. Our community was very generous and we collected almost as many donations this past year, even though we only made it to each home once versus twice.
Stay tuned for Spring 2021 days coming soon!
This popular community-wide event continues to grow! Click here to watch a video on the Food Drive.
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