Since the mid-1980s, the first Saturday in December has been Walk & Knock day in Clark County. The massive countywide food drive is the easiest way you can help feed your hungry neighbors.
Just set out a bag of nonperishable food donations by your mailbox or doorway before 9 a.m. on Saturday. Thousands of volunteers will scour the county for donations and get them to local food pantries and the central Clark County Food Bank. A paper bag for Walk & Knock was included in the Dec. 3 edition of The Columbian, but any bag will do.
Canned meats and fish, beans, peanut butter, rice, soup, cereal, elbow macaroni, powdered milk, baby food, diapers and toiletries are all welcome. So are cash donations. All donations stay here in Clark County. No glass, please.
Visit http://www.walkandknock.org/ to learn more about donating and volunteering. Or call 877-99-KNOCK (877-995-6625).
If you miss Saturday's pickup, don't despair. Numerous local businesses -- including Les Schwab tire dealerships, Riverview Community Banks locations and fire stations -- are hosting donation barrels that you can keep filling through Tuesday, Dec. 9.