Some of us will thankfully never know what it’s like to wonder where our next meal is coming from, or whether we’ll be able to afford to properly nourish our children.
The truth, however, is that this is the reality for many of our neighbors who struggle every day to make ends meet.
With helping our citizens in need in mind, two of our local area’s largest food collection events are coming up during the next two week.
Walk & Knock will be held on Saturday, when from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. volunteers will canvas Clark County and pick up bags of food donations that have been left on doorsteps by generous donors. A Walk & Knock paper grocery bag is included in today’s Post-Record.
In addition, Stuff the Bus is coming back to Camas and Washougal high schools from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10.
The event offers the opportunity for people to donate non-perishable food, cash or unopened toys at Camas or Washougal high schools as part of a competition between the two.
Organizations like the Inter-Faith Treasure House, which serves Camas and Washougal rely heavily on these kinds of events to stock their pantries, so that food is available to those who truly need it throughout the year.
What better gift can be given this holiday season than the one that will keep men, women, children and families — the people who are our neighbors and part of our community — from going hungry?