Church, mayors join to host food drive

September 10, 2013

By Staff

Issaquah’s church community and local government will lead a food drive for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank beginning Sept. 14.

The organization is in need of staple food items like canned proteins of tuna, chicken and salmon. It also needs jam, cereal, baby food, diapers size five through six, toiletries, canned soups, veggies and fruits.

On Saturdays through Oct. 12, residents can drop off supplies at Fred Meyer, QFC Issaquah, Safeway Issaquah and Front Street Market. Volunteers will greet shoppers at the entrances of each of the grocery stores and provide shoppers with a needs list for their shopping convenience.

The Issaquah Food Bank is reaching out to the community to help fill its shelves because they are the lowest they have been in a long time. The local charity strives to provide a variety of healthy foods that are culturally diverse. It has many clients that have special dietary needs, so gluten-free foods are welcome.

In 2012, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank served an average of 3,866 individuals a month and the average number of people served in 2013 each month has gone up to 4,934.

Email cori@issaquahfoodbank.org or call 392-4123.

 

 

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