September 10, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 10, 2015
All around the Eastside, communities and local volunteers are gearing up for a monthlong food drive, the Eastside’s Month of Concern staged by the Emergency Feeding Program.
In Issaquah and Sammamish, as in many local cities, local mayors will get involved with a special Mayor’s Day of Concern Food Drive set for Sept. 19, according to Tim Larson, Sammamish communications director.
The kickoff event is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, said Keith Madsen, pastor of the Community Church of Issaquah.
June 21, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. June 21, 2015
Bartell Drugs’ tradition of helping to fight hunger in the Puget Sound area continues with the Bartell’s Community Food Drive, a community partnership with Food Lifeline, through June 27.
Bartell Drugs locations throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish counties are accepting nonperishable food items to replenish local food banks in the summer months when families that normally depend on free or reduced-price school meals may struggle to provide healthy meals at home.
June 17, 2015
Appreciating all creatures great and small
I wish to acknowledge, even if belatedly, the thoughtful article about McNugget written by Christina Corrales-Toy recently. She, along with Kathleen Merrill’s commentary and photos provided by Greg Farrar, captured the feelings of the Issaquah community so well.
May 5, 2015
Sixth-grader Anna Chisholm had never before volunteered for community service, but she said she enjoyed the time she spent helping homeless residents in Seattle earlier this year.
“I feel so sad for people that don’t have the opportunities that I have,” said Chisholm, who packed and delivered supplies, and prepared breakfast for homeless adults and teens, alongside members of her select basketball team.
May 5, 2015
Issaquah-based nonprofit Eastside Baby Corner has been selected as one of 61 national recipients of the inaugural Funds for Change grant awarded by the National Diaper Bank Network.
March 18, 2014
This month, bankers in Washington will once again join together to make a difference for area hunger relief agency Northwest Harvest.
This time of year typically brings a drop in donations and dwindling staples on shelves, leaving many regional food banks faced with the growing challenge in meeting critical hunger needs.
Washington Federal Bank will lend a hand during the second annual Bankers Care 2014 Spring Food Drive, through March 31.
April 23, 2013
Generous Issaquah community members will partner with their postal carriers May 11 to Stamp Out Hunger in the nation’s largest single-day food drive, benefiting Food Lifeline’s efforts to stock area food banks and feed hungry people throughout King County.
The 21st annual event brings together the National Association of Letter Carriers and Feeding America affiliates across the nation. In Issaquah and the rest of King County, local letter carriers will drop off Stamp Out Hunger bags in advance at some 750,000 households. Residents will then be asked to fill the bags with nonperishable food for pickup May 11.