Family and childhood hunger is a real problem in our community. Some children don't have enough food to eat over the weekend, making Mondays extra challenging.

In answer to this problem, a new community program, Issaquah Power Packs, is working to get weekend food bags into the hands of children who need them.

As the program ramps up, it is currently serving six schools:

  • Apollo Elementary
  • Challenger Elementary
  • Clark Elementary
  • Issaquah Valley Elementary
  • Issaaquah High, and
  • Liberty High.

At the elementary schools, teachers and other staff members help identify children who may be hungry, and put a Power Pack in their backpack on Friday afternoons.

At the high schools, students are able to self-select and pick up a Power Pack anytime. The high school Power Packs are put into sling sacks to avoid other students identifying or stigamitizing students who use Power Packs.

Are you interested in receiving a Power Packs and your children attend one of the above schools? Contact your child's teacher or the school counselor. Power Packs does not know who receives the Packs, only how many are distributed.

Are you interested in donating to Power Packs? There are many ways to get involved. Check out the Power Packs website for all the details.

Please email Rebecca with any other questions or call 425-392-4123 x11.