Demand is high at food banks in Issaquah, statewide
December 4, 2012
Demand is high at food banks across Washington, according to the latest figures from the state Department of Agriculture, and officials urged residents to donate to local food assistance programs.
The figures from the state agency show one in five Washington residents visited a food bank at least once during the past year. Between June 2011 and June 2012, officials recorded more than 8.6 million visits to food banks statewide — 500,000 more visits than in the previous year.
The holiday season often focuses attention on the need at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.
Find a list of needs, or donate to the food bank online, at www.issaquahfoodbank.org.