July 12, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. July 12, 2015
Learn more about hunger in our community as the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank hosts a behind-the-scenes tour.
Tour the facility and talk to Executive Director Cori Walters about hunger in our own backyard. The tour will help bring to life these food bank statistics:
- More than 400 households are served each week.
- 150 Summer Lunch Bags are distributed each week of summer.
- 40 to 50 Groceries to Go deliveries are made each week.
- 58 percent of the people served are children and seniors.
Join community members for a tour from 6-7 p.m. July 13 or noon to 1 p.m. July 16. Tours start at the side door in the alley next to the food bank, 179 First Ave. S.E.
RSVP or learn more by emailng Walters email@example.com.
July 9, 2015
Imagine an Issaquah winter.
It’s cold, rainy and windy, and snow is certainly not out of the question during this dreary time period.
Now, imagine enduring this winter when the place you call home is just a truck.
July 2, 2015
Robin Kelley may be kept busiest when it comes to Salmon Days in October. But as director of festivals for the city of Issaquah, she confided that their favorite time of year just might be the Fourth of July.
That’s when the community turns out for Issaquah’s Down Home 4th of July and Heritage Day.
July 2, 2015
Issaquah Community Services comes to the aid of individuals and families when they need it most.
The nonprofit is there to intervene right before the power goes out, the eviction notice becomes real and the water is turned off.
ICS offers emergency financial aid to residents of the Issaquah School District in the form of utility payments, rent assistance and other miscellaneous contributions, depending on a client’s specific need.
June 20, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. June 20, 2015
The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank provides a week’s worth of breakfast, lunch and snacks each week of summer break.
Families can register at https://issaquahfoodbank.org or in person at 179 First Ave. S.E., Issaquah.
Call or email Rebecca with questions at 392-4123, ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 24, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 24, 2015
The 15th annual Hobby & Volunteer Expo returns to the Issaquah Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 30 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.
Experience interactive activities, meet friendly faces and connect with the community. The event is open to all ages, and is especially good for new community members, recently retired residents and students seeking programs in which to earn community service hours.
May 16, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 16, 2015
Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, will donate his share of a pay increase recently approved for state lawmakers to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.
“I learned (May 15) there is no easy way to decline this pay increase,” Mullet said in a news release. “We did not ask for it, and did not vote for it, so I figured donating the pay increase to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank would make sure this pay raise benefits our local community.”
Mullet will donate the first portion of the pay raise — $3,368 — when it kicks in this September. The following year, the amount of his donation will increase to $4,723 as the second portion of the pay raise takes effect.
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.
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 2, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 2, 2015
The city is seeking green thumbs to help the Pickering Demonstration Garden grow.
Volunteers help grow fresh produce for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, while learning techniques for growing food organically and utilizing natural resources wisely.
Volunteer hours are available May through September: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.