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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! Sign up to help us with Food Drive collection or Food Sorting!

2021 held 4 successful food drives collecting more than 54 pumpkinĀ 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.