What is Walk & Knock?
Walk & Knock solicits charitable donations of food, supplies and money, which in turn are given to the Clark County Food Bank for providing food to those in need across our community.
How it works
Walk & Knock distributes grocery bags throughout the county the week before the food drive. Local residents fill the bags with food and leave the bags on their doorsteps. Volunteers go door–to–door to collect the bags and deliver the food to one of ten drop–off locations or staging areas located throughout Clark County. The food is then boxed by volunteers and delivered to the Clark County Food Bank. From there it is distributed to 15 local food banks which distribute the collected food to people in need.
When it happens
The Walk & Knock Food Drive occurs on the first Saturday of December, starting at 9:00 a.m.
Volunteers come from the Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, Clark County Amateur Radio Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, local church groups, high school clubs, and several other organizations, as well as hundreds of other individuals who answer the call for help. Members from local service organizations and other community leaders head up the various staging sites.
Where it is
Walk & Knock encompasses the entire Clark County area. Volunteers gather together Saturday morning and begin their routes at 9:00 a.m. By 4:00 p.m. the food-laden trucks head to Clark County Food Bank where space in a warehouse has been donated to store and sort the food. By the end of the following week, the food is distributed to 15 local food banks.
Clark County Inter-service Walk & Knock is a Washington non–profit corporation, approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, that serves Clark County, Washington by soliciting charitable donations of food, supplies and money, which in turn are given to the Clark County food banks to provide food to needy individuals within our community.
Clark County Inter-service Walk & Knock is governed by a board of Trustees elected by its members. The members of Walk & Knock include Vancouver Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, and members of the Clark County Amateur Radio Club. These organizations fund Walk & Knock by donating an annual fee of $200 per organization. This pays for items such as insurance, postage, stationery, and other items as required by law. Most of the needed supplies and services are donated, and advertising is paid for by corporate and private sponsors. No public funds are used for anything other than for the purchase of food. Walk & Knock is 100% privately funded. Volunteering members include the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Campfire USA, whose groups provide volunteers each year to participate in the Walk & Knock event.