Volunteers with The Salvation Army and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gathered at the parking lot of Vancouver Mall Friday
VANCOUVER — Volunteers with The Salvation Army, in partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, offered assistance to area residents Friday morning.
The groups gathered at the parking lot of Vancouver Mall for a Food Box Distribution event. Clark County area residents and families lined up to receive food boxes filled with a number of food items and a $20 Safeway/Albertsons gift card.
The groups put together over 5,000 food boxes that were distributed all over Washington state, according to Lt. Col. Bill Dickinson, Divisional Commander Northwest Division of Salvation Army.
“Today, is our last two events,’’ Dickinson told Clark County Today. “One is here in Vancouver and the other is in Centralia, Washington. We partnered with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for the food, that’s where we got the product.’’
Dickinson praised the many volunteers from both The Salvation Army and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who participated in Friday’s event at Vancouver Mall.
“Everyone has come together today to give a little hope and to give a little cheer and food, some much needed food to people who are without,’’ he said.