Friday Food Bank
Friday Food Bank
The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank serves an average of 450 households each week thanks to the amazing team of volunteers who come in each day to make that possible. Volunteers are needed to help process food deliveries, sort donations, organize and stock foods, portion bulk foods, and assist shoppers during grocery hours.
Both the food bank and clothing bank practice a self-select grocery model so families can select foods they prefer in a space that looks and feels like a typical grocery store. The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank places a special emphasis on providing access to fresh, local produce, and healthier food options. We receive fresh food donations from local grocery partners, community gardens, private gardens, farmers markets, fruit gleaning projects, and other community harvest partners. We focus on providing an excellent, dignified shopping experience and the best customer service possible.
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
179 1st Ave. SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
Friday Morning | 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Friday Afternoon | 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Helping unload delivery trucks, weighing and recording food donation
Determining what foods will last the weekend and which ones should be packed for delivery to local low income housing communities
Date checking foods and checking recall lists
Sorting, washing and portioning produce
Restocking grocery areas
Portioning bulk foods
Sanitizing food surfaces and cleaning
Updating inventory records
Please notify a staff member if you have any lifting restrictions so we can prevent injuries. Boxes/crates generally weigh 30-60 lbs.
Do not try to lift more than you know that you can lift.
Lift with a buddy and ask for assistance if something looks like it might be too heavy for you.
Please alert a staff member if you have any food allergies that may prevent you from portioning or handling foods.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to participate. Other volunteer opportunties are available for teens under 16. For more details please check the hyperlinked list on our volunteer page.
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