April 22, 2014
As need grows, so does the effort to help.
The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank announced an extension of its food and clothing bank service hours in April. It will now remain open from 5-7 p.m. every Monday evening in an attempt to serve the growing community who relies on the bank’s services.
“Our numbers have grown substantially from 2012 to 2013,” Executive Director Cori Walters said. “We’ve seen a 23 percent increase from our food customers, and that doesn’t include our clothing banks.”
The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank provides free food, clothing and related services to individuals and families in need.
The growth affected how well the bank could provide its services.
February 11, 2014
Northwest Harvest has been chosen as Issaquah Trophy & Awards’ Q1 2014 Awards for a Cause recipient.
Northwest Harvest, the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 360 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools, provides more than 1.9 million meals every month and 30 million pounds each year to its network.
November 19, 2013
Heather Matthews always felt there should be more activities available on Thanksgiving Day than the annual family-generated Turkey Bowl of tackle football.
So, she ran, not walked, to participate in a Turkey Trot event in Seattle. After two years of that, the online marketer decided her hometown of Issaquah needed something similar.
“I believe after seeing the Seattle Turkey Trot grow and grow, people really were looking for more than football and eating on Thanksgiving,” Matthews said.