RSVP by May 1 to attend May 5 Fiesta Fundraiser for Issaquah Clothing & Food Bank

April 29, 2014

By Staff

NEW — 11:20 a.m. April 29, 2014

Over the summer months, when children are out of school, food banks across the nation often experience an increase in demand for services while donations decrease.

Residents at University House Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road, are taking action from 5-7 p.m. May 5 with its first Fiesta Fundraiser to benefit the Issaquah Clothing & Food Bank.

To raise money, University House Issaquah hosts a Mexican buffet with taco bar and fiesta cocktails for adults. Guests will be serenaded by traditional fiesta music, and can participate in a silent auction and onsite raffle to benefit the Issaquah Clothing & Food Bank.

The public is invited to the Fiesta Fundraiser. Tickets for children are $10 each and adult tickets are $15. To attend, RSVP by calling 557-4200 by May 1.

“In the summer, we provide an extra bag of food, each week, for each child,” Issaquah Clothing & Food Bank Program Coordinator Rebecca Rayner said in a news release. “During the school year, many families depend on the school lunch program. When summer-break rolls around that daily meal is lost.

“We help replace school lunch with the additional groceries. That can add up to a big need, because every week we serve 400 to 500 families in the greater Issaquah area.”

University House Issaquah is also accepting donations of needed items in the days leading up to the event.

The Issaquah Clothing & Food Bank is most in need of canned tuna; jars of jams and jellies; flour, sugar and cooking oils; toiletries including soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste; and household items, such as dish soap, laundry detergent and basic home-cleaning products.


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