Issaquah food bank launches Tuesday lunch activities

June 14, 2011

By Staff

This summer, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is launching a Summer Lunch Program aimed at children looking for fun activities and healthy snacks.

Food bank volunteers and staff members will direct activities every Tuesday from June 21 to Aug. 16. Food bank Executive Director Cori Kauk invited the community to a kick-off event with games, face painting and snacks, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21 at the trail center gateway park across from the food bank, 179 First Ave. S.E.

Each program will have a physical activity, such as jump rope, sidewalk-chalk drawing or sports, for approximately 300 children. Participants will also receive a bag of healthy snacks that will last them most of the week.

Eastridge Church is co-sponsoring the Summer Lunch Program, and the food bank welcomes activity donations of any kind, including Hula Hoops or tennis balls, Kauk said.

Families must live in one of the following ZIP codes to participate: 98027, 98029, 98075 or 98059, and have proof of address and identification.

Learn more by calling the food bank at 392-4123 or go to www.issaquahfoodbank.org.

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