Illustrating hunger — Local children’s book brings light to national problem

January 6, 2015

If you tell your best friend you’ll keep something secret, when is it OK to break the promise?

Photos by Greg Farrar Lois Brandt is teaching children about hunger with her book ‘Maddi’s Fridge.’ The book, published in September, is a big hit with fourth-graders.

By Greg Farrar
Lois Brandt is teaching children about hunger with her book ‘Maddi’s Fridge.’ The book, published in September, is a big hit with fourth-graders.

Sofia struggles with the promise and the knowledge that her best friend, Maddi, doesn’t get enough to eat.

Lois Brandt, of Issaquah, wrote a book, “Maddi’s Fridge,” that poses that dilemma.

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Bank campaign helps food banks

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.

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Issaquah Trophy & Awards honors Northwest Harvest

February 11, 2014

Northwest Harvest has been chosen as Issaquah Trophy & Awards’ Q1 2014 Awards for a Cause recipient.

Northwest Harvest, the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 360 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools, provides more than 1.9 million meals every month and 30 million pounds each year to its network.

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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.

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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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