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Salmon Creek community members fill barrels for food bank

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SALMON CREEK: The Salmon Creek Lions Club held a free shredding event for community members and collected donations of food at the same time for the Clark County Food Bank.
SALMON CREEK: The Salmon Creek Lions Club held a free shredding event for community members and collected donations of food at the same time for the Clark County Food Bank. Community members filled six 55-gallon barrels with food and donated $3,239. Photo Gallery

SALMON CREEK — The Salmon Creek Lions Club recently held a free paper shredding event to benefit the Clark County Food Bank. In addition to offering a shredding service to residents, the organization collected food at the same time. The three-hour event at the parking lot of Chuck’s Produce brought in 245 vehicles and “enough wastepaper to fill the shredding truck,” according to a news release. Community members also donated enough food to fill six 55-gallon barrels and $3,239, which the Lions gave directly to the food bank. “The club obviously served a significant community need with the free shredding but also addressed the community’s food insecurity need to a meaningful degree,” the news release said. Community members also brought in cardboard for the event, which was delivered to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver and will be used to construct a pollinator garden and picnic meeting area near the garden’s raised beds.

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