Annual Walk Knock food drive Saturday

first_imgInterService Walk & Knock Food DriveWhat: Clark County’s biggest all-volunteer, single-day food drive.When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Where: Throughout the county. Put donations out at your doorstep by 9 a.m.Donations: Nonperishable items such as canned meats and fish, canned or boxed meals (soup, chili, macaroni and cheese), canned or dried beans and peas, pasta, cereals, rice, canned fruits and juices, canned vegetables, baking mixes and cooking oils.Volunteering and information: Call 877-995-6625 or go to donate money: Send a check made payable to Interservice Walk & Knock, P.O. Box 353, Vancouver, WA 98666.Clark County Food Bank grand openingWhat: Official opening of the county’s first food bank building.When: 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; ribbon-cutting and remarks from County Commissioner Marc Boldt at 1 p.m.Where: 6502 N.E. 47th Ave.The first Saturday in December is always a special occasion for the folks who operate the Clark County Food Bank. That’s because the first Saturday in December is the annual Interservice Walk & Knock, the massive homegrown food drive that helps stock local food pantry shelves and feed hungry people for months.This year’s Walk & Knock is more remarkable than usual, because it’s the first time all that donated food will be unpacked, stored, organized and shipped out again at a new $4.2 million facility. That’s the Clark County Food Bank’s new headquarters, a warehouse and distribution center with offices and meeting space in a Minnehaha industrial park.At 22,000 square feet, the new building is a serious step up from the 8,000 feet of leased space in Hazel Dell that the food bank has long struggled to squeeze inside.“This will be the first lot of food to move through our facility,” said spokesman Monty Zach. “We’re going to hold off for one day on distributing it so, on Tuesday when we have our grand opening, the entire Walk & Knock bounty is on display.”last_img

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