March 5, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 5, 2015
On March 6-7, students in sixth through 12th grades will fast for 30 hours and raise funds to support organizations fighting poverty and hunger.
For the first time, five churches on the plateau will participate in this communitywide event, with more than 175 student participants projected. Participating church youth groups are:
- Faith Church
- Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church
- Pine Lake Covenant Church
- Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church
- Sammamish Presbyterian Church
January 31, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 31, 2015
In 2014, the Pickering Garden team grew more than 1,500 pounds of fresh food for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.
The city teamed with Our Seattle Tilth and community members to grow the garden. The total amount of donated food includes 167 pounds from a city employee food drive.
Garden Coordinator Falaah Jones inspired and taught 627 people, who volunteered at the Pickering Garden to help plant, grow and harvest organic food.
Farmers Market vendors and local gardeners also contributed an additional 6,038 pounds of fresh produce to the food bank last year. Read more
January 6, 2015
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank — “The working poor. The newly homeless. Struggling seniors. The mentally ill. Whether underemployed or unemployable, the victim of tough times or tough streets, representing a long-term need or a short-term crisis, we try to help everyone who comes to us.” The organization helps people of all ages all year long. You can help by donating food, money or time. Learn more at http://issaquahfoodbank.org.
Simple solution — Pick up a few extra canned goods when you’re doing your own grocery shopping and drop them by the bank at 179 First Ave. S.E. Read more
December 30, 2014
Over a year ago, in June 2013, then-Issaquah Police Chief Paul Ayers said the use of heroin locally was on the rise.
“It appears the use of heroin has risen over the meth usage,” Ayers said.
The situation has not improved.
December 30, 2014
The Samantha Smith Elementary School’s Student Leadership Council collected gifts from Dec. 1-5 for the Issaquah Holiday Gift Barn, a program of the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.
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.
November 25, 2014
Leaders of the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank have renamed the longstanding Caring through Sharing program to Holiday Gift Barn.
“We decided to rebrand it,” said Cori Walters, executive director of the food bank.
The Holiday Gift Barn allows registered parents of students in the Issaquah School District to select new toys and other goods as holiday gifts for their children. Shopping is Dec. 10-11 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Shopping times vary.
November 4, 2014
September 2014 represented a new beginning for Issaquah resident Michelle Curtis.
It’s when, after living in a domestic violence shelter for the past two years, the single mother of four moved into permanent housing.
That Talus apartment represented security, freedom and most of all stability, as Curtis worked tooth and nail to overcome abuse and the resulting health issues to make a home for her family.
October 14, 2014
The Issaquah Highlands’ traditional Halloween celebration has a new name and night.
Now in its fourth year, the celebration is no longer associated with Green Halloween, according to Christy Garrard, Issaquah Highlands Council executive director.
“Now, it’s just Halloween in the Highlands,” she said.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.