Fred Meyer charity donates to Issaquah nonprofit organization

August 17, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 17, 2010

Issaquah Valley Community Services has received a $15,000 grant from the Fred Meyer Fund.

The nonprofit organization plans to use the grant dollars to upgrade computers and software at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. The upgrades should make the client intake process smoother.

The track record of the food bank and associated programs impressed the fund and advisory committee members, Glynda Brockhoff, philanthropy coordinator for Fred Meyer stores and the fund, said in a news release.

“We hope this community grant will help Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank continue the important work it is doing to enhance the welfare of the community,” she said. “We are proud to be part of the Issaquah community and are committed to helping where we can.”

The advisory committee includes local Fred Meyer employees. The group researches nonprofits and then awards the grants. Learn more about the fund here.

Fred Meyer employees and customers fund the grants through donations. Customers donated the money by dropping their change in coin boxes located at Fred Meyer check stands.

The fund assists nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping children and reducing hunger in communities served by 129 Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

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