Walk & Knock to be held in a ‘drive and drop’ format this year


The nation’s largest local one-day food drive is asking participants to “drive and drop” off donations this year.

Non-perishable food or toiletries can be dropped off at 10 sites in Clark County this year during the annual Walk & Knock food drive, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. 

Typically, donations are picked up from people’s front porches, but the organization announced it will not do that this year because of safety concerns.

“There’s still a great need in our community,” said Walk & Knock President Tom Knappenberger in a news release. “One in four people in our county is food insecure and more than 117,000 received food from the Clark County Food Bank in 2020.”

Each of the 10 drop-off sites will be staffed with volunteers who will take donations from vehicles while drivers remain inside their car.

Items can be dropped off at Chuck’s Produce at 2302 NE 117th St., Hudson’s Bay High School at 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Living Hope Church at  2711 NE Andresen Road, Parkrose Hardware at 16509 SE First  St., Walmart at 14505 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. and Ward Road, the Clark County Food Bank at 6502 NE 47th Ave., ERS Rental Group at 2305 S.E. Eight St. in Camas, Clark County Fire Station No. 26 at 21609 NE 72nd  Ave. in Battle Ground, at the La Center bridge in La Center, and at View Ridge Middle School at 3215 S. Hillhurst Road in Ridgefield.

People can also donate online at walkandknock.org or mail a check to P.O. Box 353, Vancouver, Washington, 98666. 

Outside of the one day event, donations can also be taken to Riverview Community Bank branches, Les Schwab Tire Centers or Cost Less Auto Parts locations from Nov. 29 to Dec. 10. 

Walk & Knock is an all-volunteer organization made up of area Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, the Clark County Amateur Radio Club, local trucking companies, area Boy and Girl Scout troops, local church and school groups, along with hundreds of other volunteers. 

Now in its 37th year, Clark County’s Inter-service Walk & Knock takes place on the first Saturday of December. 

Last year more than 134,000 pounds of food were collected, along with a record financial donation of $115,000, stated the release.


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