You probably didn’t realize it at the time, but this past winter YOU made history. Here’s how…
On Saturday, December 1, tens of thousands of residents throughout Clark County filled grocery bags with food and left them outside their front doors during the annual Walk & Knock food drive. If you participated in Walk & Knock – either as a volunteer or as a food donor – then that means you participated in the nation’s largest, one-day community food drive. You made history!
During Walk & Knock’s one-day food drive, our community donated over 280,000 pounds of food. That’s enough food to fill TEN semitrucks. This massive amount of food will stock the shelves of every local food pantry throughout Clark County and feed our food-insecure neighbors through the winter months.
Today, Walk & Knock is the nation’s largest, one-day community food drive, but its success didn’t happen overnight. Walk & Knock began in the early 1980s with just a few volunteers from local service clubs. Over the past 30+ years, it has grown in food donations and volunteers, and now it takes a small army to collect that much food. This year, more than 3,200 volunteers helped collect, sort, box, and deliver food during Walk & Knock.
“We are so appreciative of all the volunteers who came together to make Walk & Knock so successful this year,” says Glen Jones, Food & Warehouse Manager at Clark County Food Bank. “Thank you to this community for donating food and for caring! What a difference this will make in the lives of many families in our community who will get this wonderful food in the months ahead.”