ABOUT ISSAQUAH FOOD AND CLOTHING BANK

The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is committed to providing quality food, clothing and other items to our customers. We have a special emphasis on healthy foods and work hard to get fresh, local produce into the homes of our customers.

Our Clothing Bank is here to provide other essential needs for families: clothing, household items, toiletries and diapers. Ask us about getting your children's needs met.

If greater resources are needed to achieve stability and self-sufficiency, our Case Manager steps in with one-on-one personalized attention to help families navigate the complex maze of available resources.

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Want to volunteer? Click here to register.

Want to donate? Click here to donate online or here to see what items we need most.

HISTORY

From the beginning, it’s been about people helping people.

In 1982, a group of compassionate seniors from the Issaquah Valley Senior Center saw that other seniors at the center needed food, so they simply began buying it.  Issaquah Valley Community Services was created to distribute the food.

A program to provide needed food was organized and was so successful that it quickly outgrew the Senior Center. With the city’s permission, the program moved to the old School Administration building until 1992.  Soon after, a Clothing bank was added near the Community Center.  

Seeing the need to bring both banks together, the city bought a large truck repair shop which is the current home of the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.  

Today the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank provides support to hundreds of families each week.  We now provide case management, holiday gift programs, school supplies, toiletries and more to local families in need of a helping hand.

 

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

Board Members

  • Scott Dahlquist

    Board Chair

  • Tom Ehlers
    Vice Chair

  • Jim Pankanin

    Treasurer

  • Jean Philippe Bagel

    Secretary

  • Kashif Zahoor
  • Jennifer Valente
  • Jim Merrill
  • Sam Metzler
  • Ruben Nieto
  • Laura Asbell
  • Brent Kokoskin
  • Deborah Flynn
  • Kelly Schmidt

STAFF