Your compassion for others is essential to reducing food insecurity.
We use your donations to ensure we can best meet our clients’ needs for healthy food. Funds also greatly support all of our resources including our youth, mobile food, and case management programs. In addition, our Emergency Assistance Program helps people stay in their homes and keep their homes warm, especially in the cold season.
Your tax-deductible gift will help us continue to keep vital resources available for the long-term, as the need increases. Please consider making a financial contribution today. Checks can be mailed to 179 1st Avenue SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 to avoid the 3% online fee or you can give online. Thank you!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our operations and have an Emergency Needs List below to help guide you in providing for the most urgent needs. Please note: we are unable to accept clothing donations at this time, due to continued COVID-19 safety protocols, limited storage and capacity constraints. We will update our website when we are able to accept clothing donations again.
Thanks to overwhelming community response and government assistance this past year, our current dry goods inventory has exceeded the capacity of our food bank. We appreciate your understanding as we limit the types of items we can accept and the availability of donation dates. Due to food safety precautions, we are not able to accept donations of perishable foods, such as dairy items, prepared/homemade meals, or any frozen food. We’re working hard to address our capacity issues and look forward to the day when we can accept all of your generous donations on a more regular basis. Thank you!
We have several dates and times we will be accepting items at our off-site warehouse location. Please DO NOT drop off donations at the food bank. THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED ON February 16, 2022.
We kindly ask for only the following items at this time:
Donation drop off dates/times:
Saturday, February 12th -- 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 8th -- 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 9th -- 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Warehouse location: AtWork (930 7th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027)
Baby and hygiene needs:
Please order these essential items from our Amazon Wish List for direct delivery to the food bank.
We have extremely limited storage capacity throughout the remainder of the year. Please email us first to coordinate so we can ensure we are able to accept your donations.
You can also support the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank by donating stock. Your generous gift may be tax deductible. See below about CARES Act deductions.
To make a contribution to our brokerage account, please give these instructions to your broker and contact the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's important you contact us about your intent to donate securities so we can confirm the transfer and provide you with an appropriate donation receipt because the broker does not share your info with us. Thank you!
Vanguard DTC (stock transfer) Instructions:
DTC # 0062
Receiving DTC Brokerage Firm: Vanguard
Account Name/Registration: Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank
Account Number: 15863559
Send Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank an email (email@example.com) letting us know you are planning to donate.
Once you have notified us of your stock donation and we have confirmed settlement, we will provide you with a printed acknowledgement letter showing the date, number, and type of shares. Per IRS guidelines, we do not provide valuation so you will need to value it yourself for matching and tax deduction purposes.
The CARES Act makes a new charitable deduction available to individual taxpayers that do not itemize their deductions. This new benefit, also referred to as a universal deduction, allows for a charitable deduction of up to $300 per individual. This is an above-the-line contribution that is deducted from the individual taxpayer’s income prior to the calculation of their adjusted gross income. This is the one charitable giving benefit that will extend beyond the 2020 tax year.
An increased 100% of their adjusted gross income is available for individual taxpayers who itemize their deductions. Beyond the scope of the CARES Act, the deduction for qualified charitable contributions made by itemizing individual donors is limited to 60% of their adjusted gross income.
To trigger these new benefits, individual have to make a qualified charitable contribution. The increased limits are applicable only to cash donations. Contributions of any kind of property, including marketable securities, real assets or otherwise, do not qualify. See detailed information on the IRS website.
The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.