Eastside Month of Concern kicks off Sept. 12

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.

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Help out-of-school children, families and senior citizens in need this summer

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.

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Adventure Kids Playcare goes outdoors for Spring Festival

May 5, 2015

Five years ago, when Ed and Nicole Mecum opened Adventure Kids Playcare, they hosted a grand-opening festival to introduce themselves to the community.

But a funny thing happened.

“It was so much fun, we decided to have a festival day every year,” Ed Mecum said.

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Firefighters hold annual food, clothing drive

November 26, 2014

Starting the morning of Nov. 28, Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund members will set up its fourth annual Food and Clothing Drive.

The Issaquah Fred Meyer and First Due Movers sponsor the three-day event. A 24-foot moving truck donated by First Due Movers will be located in the Fred Meyer parking lot. Firefighters and their families will collect food and clothes in an attempt to fill the truck.

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Volunteers needed for food drive

September 19, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 19, 2014

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank needs volunteers for its Month of Concern Food Drive.

Volunteers are needed from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 21 and 28 and Oct. 12 to help take in and pick up donations, and then organize and put away the donations at the food bank.

If you’re interested, email cori@issaquahfoodbank.org.


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Student’s heavy lifting helps Maywood food donations top one ton

December 17, 2013

A whole lot of families will eat well this holiday season, thanks to Maywood Middle School’s annual food drive benefitting Northwest Harvest.

Students took the challenge seriously to bring in as much canned and nonperishable food as possible, collecting about 3,500 pounds of donations.

Contributed Sam Catherall, Maywood Middle School eighth-grader, stands among the 576 pounds of canned and nonperishable food he collected for his school’s annual food drive.

Sam Catherall, Maywood Middle School eighth-grader, stands among the 576 pounds of canned and nonperishable food he collected for his school’s annual food drive.

One student in particular, though, went above and beyond in his quest to bring needy families a dash of holiday cheer.

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Church, mayors join to host food drive

September 10, 2013

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.

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