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Walk & Knock food drive collects more than 265,000 pounds of food, toiletries

Nonprofit also receives $16,000 in cash donations

By Chrissy Booker, Columbian staff writer
Published: December 22, 2023, 5:55am

More than 265,000 pounds of food and toiletries were donated to the 2023 Walk & Knock food drive, along with $16,000 in cash donations. The combined donations, which all go directly to local food banks, will provide more than 284,271 meals — enough to feed a family of four three meals a day for 65 years.

For the first time in its history, Walk & Knock mailed bags to more than 153,000 homes throughout Clark County to make for accessible donations.

“It was heartening to see all those red and brown Walk & Knock bags returned full of food to help the needy in our county,” Walk & Knock President Tom Knappenberger said. “From Ridgefield to Battle Ground, Camas, Washougal and all across Vancouver, people opened their hearts and pantries.”

Knappenberger said donations can still be made by PayPal through the Walk & Knock website at walkandknock.org or by check to P.O. Box 353, Vancouver, WA, 98666. The next Walk & Knock food drive will be Dec. 7. 2024.