Donate during monthlong community food drive
September 22, 2009
Donate to the less fortunate during the Eastside Month of Concern for the Hungry from Sept. 26 to Oct. 24. Issaquah and several other Eastside cities will participate in the Share What You Can campaign.Mayors of several Eastside cities asked residents to share what they can and donate to local food banks and feeding programs. Organizers hope to fill food bank shelves with nonperishable items as the school season kicks into gear and fall begins.
Issaquah drop-off sites include the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, as well as several churches.
Businesses, neighborhood associations, community leaders, faith-based organizations, hospitals and schools are encouraged to host food drives and fundraising events to fill pantry shelves.
Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond and Sammamish will also participate in the campaign.
Requests at local food banks are up 50 percent from 18 months ago. Among the people turning to food banks, 44 percent said they had to choose between buying food or paying mortgage or rent. Among those households, 38 percent have at least one member under 18, according to data provided by the Share What You Can campaign.
Contact Kirkland Parks & Community Services Department Deputy Director Carrie Hite at 587-3320 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
How to help
Donate nonperishable food items during the Eastside Month of Caring at these drop-off sites:
Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, 179 First Ave. S.E.
Foothills Baptist Church, 10120 Issaquah-Hobart Road, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sundays
Issaquah Christian Church, 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road
Mountain Creek Christian Fellowship, 165 Front St. N., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., 9:30 a.m. – noon Mondays-Fridays; 9 a.m. – noon Sundays
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 24850 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
St. Michael and All-Angels Episcopal Church, 325 S.E. Darst St.
Summit Community Church and Alathia Community Church, 158 First Place
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 250 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 4 – 7 p.m. Saturdays; 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sundays
Find more donation sites at www.eastsideforum.org/fooddrive.