Letter: Opportunity to finance food bank



In December, local residents once again opened their hearts and wallets for the annual Walk & Knock food drive, donating approximately 154 tons of food and $20,000 in cash to the Clark County Food Bank.

But feeding the hungry is a year-round project. As president of the Clark County Food Bank, I know it depends on the ongoing generosity and civic spirit of residents to keep the shelves stocked at the 27 local food-distribution agencies.

One way to help us meet this need, and enjoy yourself at the same time, is to attend a concert by The Trail Band (http://www.trailband.com) at 3 p.m., Feb. 11, at Skyview High School. The Salmon Creek Kiwanis, which is sponsoring the fundraising event, is designating 100 percent of raffle proceeds at the concert to the Clark County Food Bank. Prizes include gift certificates to restaurants and stores, a collection of Misty River and Misty Mamas CDs and an original watercolor by Vancouver’s Bev Jozwiak.

Tickets are on sale at all Columbia Credit Union branches, local music stores and http://ticketsoregon.com. Attend the concert and buy drawing tickets. You and the food bank will be winners even if your number isn’t drawn.

Jim Youde