Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank to host benefit breakfast

September 19, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 19, 2013

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank will host an Oct. 17 benefit breakfast at Eastridge Church, 24205 S.E. Fall City Road.

Register now to help fill the shelves at the food bank that serves an average of 4,934 people per month.

The Recipe for Hope Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. James Whitfield, CEO of Leadership Eastside, will be the keynote speaker, while state Sen. Mark Mullet will emcee the event.

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Summer Lunch Program helps families in need

June 25, 2013

While many kids are eager for school to end, for some families, summer means having to stretch every dollar to keep food on the table.

For parents of children receiving free or reduced-priced lunches through the Issaquah School District, having their kids out of school can increase the family’s financial burden. The number of families in need has been on a steady rise for the past five years, according to Sara Niegowski, executive director of communication with the ISD, who said 10.3 percent of students are currently in the program, up from 6.9 percent in 2007.

Created by the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank with help from Eastridge Church three years ago, the Summer Lunch Program provides families of children in the Issaquah School District with a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches. This year, the program will run every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 20.

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