July 31, 2012
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank leaders seek community members to serve on the nonprofit organization’s board.
The food bank board needs volunteer members experienced in donor relations, operations, board development and facility expansion. Interested citizens should contact Executive Director Cori Kauk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 392-4123.
The food bank serves clients from throughout the Issaquah School District. In the summer, the organization operates a popular Summer Lunch Program to provide children with free snacks and food to ensure adequate nutrition while school is out.
July 31, 2012
Recent Issaquah High School graduate Maria Dalzell isn’t bagging groceries or working retail this summer.
Instead, she is busy meeting CEOs, sitting in on board meetings and getting a first-hand look at how nonprofit organizations function through her paid internship at Seattle Goodwill.
Dalzell is among a handful of Puget Sound-area teens selected to participate in the Bank of America Student Leaders program. The program awards community-minded teens from across the country with an eight-week paid internship at a local charitable organization and a July trip to Washington, D.C., for a weeklong Student Leadership Summit.
During a time when the teen unemployment rate in Washington state is among the highest in the nation, Bank of America’s Student Leaders program and Summer Youth Employment Initiative provide meaningful summer work for teens.
“Youth unemployment is a big deal, especially since there are many more adults in the field looking for jobs,” Dalzell said. “What’s really special about programs like this is that it’s not just a job that you get over the summer, it’s a job that really prepares you for the big world, prepares you for college and prepares you for life.”
July 24, 2012
The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce is directing its next cash mob efforts to help needy students within the Issaquah School District acquire school supplies.
July 24, 2012
Issaquah Chamber of Commerce cash mob participants can help needy students within the Issaquah School District acquire school supplies.
July 17, 2012
The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is prepared to meet the school supply needs of up to 1,000 returning students this fall, about twice as many as last year.
Low-income families in need of backpacks and school supplies should sign up at the food bank, 179 First Ave. S.E. Students must be attending school in the Issaquah School District.
Refer families in need of backpacks to the food bank.
The backpacks and supplies are being donated by numerous individuals and businesses in the community, including Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, Issaquah Schools Foundation, SanMar, Issaquah Rotary Club, Office Depot, Issaquah Education Association and others.
Local PTAs collected $500 in gift card donations in June to support the bulk purchase of supplies.
Donations can be sent or dropped off at the food bank. Call 391-4123 for more information.
July 17, 2012
Girl Scouts collect hundreds of books for food bank
Andreea Popa and Anusha Kikkeri, of the Issaquah Girl Scout Troop 42302, collected 283 books for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank from June 18 to July 2. The two ninth-graders at Skyline High School set and easily surpassed their goal of collecting 200 books to earn their Girl Scout Silver Awards.
June 26, 2012
The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank was hustling and bustling June 15 for the annual Windermere Community Service Day. More than 50 agents from the Issaquah Windermere office volunteered to clean and paint, and sort groceries.
“We are doing spring cleaning, like you’d do at home,” said Cori Kauk, executive director for the food bank.
Larry Miller, project director, found out the food bank needed help by calling and asking.
“It’s been a rough few years on a lot of people and they had to step up and help them,” Miller said.
June 19, 2012
Thanks to the National School Lunch Program, while school is in session, parents can be sure that their children are kept fed.
But during the summer months, the important resource is no longer available, placing an added burden on families.
Nearly 1,700 children in the Issaquah School District receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year, according to the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s website.
But thanks to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank’s Summer Lunch Program, children in its service area can receive free snacks and food, ensuring adequate nutrition during the summertime. Read more
June 15, 2012
NEW — 6 a.m. June 15, 2012
Seattle Tilth is searching for volunteers to tend the community garden at Pickering Barn.
Organizers plan to a host a family workday in the garden on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The garden is located on the Pickering Barn grounds, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. On Saturday, Seattle Tilth needs volunteers to make and plant seed tapes, scavenger hunt, weed and feed chickens and dig in the soil.
The organization also needs volunteers for harvest parties, work parties and other tasks. Find opportunities from Seattle Tilth at http://seattletilth.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteering-in-issaquah.
Gardeners donate fresh produce to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.
May 22, 2012
The shelves at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank received some necessary additions after the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
The event, held May 12 in Issaquah and nationwide, garnered 16,130 pounds of food for the food bank.
In the annual food drive, residents collect and bag nonperishable food items, and then place the bag inside the mailbox for letter carriers to deliver to a local food bank.
The donation comes as the food bank prepares for summer. Demand often increases as children finish school and no longer receive meals on campus.