1,663 children in the Issaquah School District receive free and reduced price lunch when school is in session and more have need but do not meet the income requirements to qualify. When school is out of session, this adds $7 a day to a family's food budget; that's an additional $329 per child for the summer. For those who's budgets are already stretched to the limit, this can mean having to make difficult choices between housing costs and food. The Summer Lunch program was started in 2013 to provide breakfast, lunch, and snack foods to children during the 10-11 weeks of summer. Funded solely through private donations and grants, this program distributed 2,714 bags during the summer of 2018.
Date: July 4, 2019
Location: Viewable from south Lake Sammamish with prime viewing by boat or Vasa Park
Vasa Park, 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Bellevue
9:00 pm park re-opens for fireworks show
10:15pm Fireworks display over south Lake Sammamish
Suggested donation at park is $5 or 3 cans of food
We hope to see you there!
John Kritsonis and Karl Lindor of Kritsonis Lindor at Windermere Real Estate have been funding this event since 2015 with a total of $106,267 raised to support the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In addition to funding equipment purchases and our Summer Lunch program over the years, they have helped us expand our reach and have been committed advocates to our mission. Thank you Kritsonis Lindor team!
For more information or questions, please contact Bonnie DeCaro-Monahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.