Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints drive replenishes Issaquah’s food bank

October 2, 2012

By Staff

On Sept. 15, nearly 1,000 families and individuals in four cities on the Eastside participated in the annual Day of Service Northwest, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Part of the effort involved two Latter-day Saint congregations in Issaquah, the Issaquah First and the Tiger Mountain Wards, who worked side by side with members of the community to donate and collect food that was given to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

“We are thrilled with the continued responsiveness of residents of Issaquah, who gave of their time and resources to provide a critical need,” said Robert C. Johnson, president of the Bellevue South Stake.

Under his direction, the food drive has become an annual event.

The Issaquah Food Bank received more than 3,000 pounds of food at the end of the one-day food drive.

Thousands of fliers were printed and distributed by members who walked door-to-door in their neighborhoods the week prior to the drive. On Sept. 15, between 10 a.m. and noon, members picked up the food from doorsteps, often left in sacks. Some included anonymous donations.

“We want to make sure the food stayed in the community where it was collected,” Johnson said.

“This drive will help feed our neighbors and friends who are struggling and doing without,” he added.

Drop off food or make donations at 179 First Ave. S.E., or online at http://issaquahfoodbank.org.

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