Since its inception in 1985, the event has gathered 8.6 million pounds of food and some $415,000.
According to Walk & Knock President Tom Knappenberger, difficult financial years typically see a higher donation rate. The most food ever collected was during the Great Recession of 2009-2010, and 2020 saw the largest amount of financial donations ever received at $115,000.
This year should be no different, according to Knappenberger.
“There’s still a great need in our community,” he said. “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.”
Examples of nonperishable food include baby food, bags of rice and beans, canned meats and fish, cereal, crackers, granola bars, oatmeal, pasta, peanut butter and soup.
Food, supplies and financial donations collected during Walk & Knock are given to the Clark County Food Bank, which distributes the donations to those in need in the community.