Volunteers Needed for Walk & Knock Food Drive on Saturday, December 7th

Volunteer to help with Walk & Knock, Clark County’s annual food drive, on Saturday, December 7th.  All it takes is a half-day of your time but can make a huge difference for many.

Walk & Knock is one of the nation’s largest one-day food drives and takes place each year on the first Saturday of December in Clark County.  It solicits charitable donations of food for the Clark County Food Bank to help those in need across our community.

Last year, more than 283,000 pounds of food was donated county-wide (9-12 tons collected right here in Ridgefield).  The success of every Walk & Knock food drive is attributed to the many volunteers who selflessly donate their time each year.

The Ridgefield Lions Club is the major facilitator for Walk & Knock in the Ridgefield community.  If you’d like to help, please sign up as either a driver or walker on their website by clicking HERE .

All volunteers are to meet at the Sunset Ridge Intermediate School/View Ridge Middle School campus at 3215 S. Hillhurst Road, on Saturday, December 7th at 8:15 am.  Volunteer help is needed from 8:15 am to 12:30 pm.  Lions will provide coffee/hot chocolate/donuts to start the day and provide a light lunch around noon.

Volunteer drivers follow a specified route, assisted by walkers who pick up donations.  Vehicles return to the school campus to unload donations.  Most drivers finish their route by noon.

Volunteer walkers go door-to-door to collect the food bags, placing them in the vehicles.  It is ideal to have two walkers per car for the collection of food.

Other ways volunteers can help:

Sorters help unload the food bags from the vehicles, sort the food and pack them into food boxes.  Loaders carry the packed food boxes to waiting semi-trailers bound for the food bank.

If you are not available to volunteer on December 7th, you can fill a grocery bag with non-perishable food or personal hygiene items and leave it on your doorstep by 9:00 am that morning or make a monetary donation on Walk & Knock’s website at http://walkandknock.org.   100% of all donations stay right here in Clark County!

To learn more about the Walk & Knock food drive, visit their website or call 877-995-6625.

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