Lunch for the Break

School breaks are an exciting time for most children. Time away from school and homework. The opportunity to sleep in and stay up late. To celebrate with family and play with friends.

But for some children, school breaks are a time when their family doesn't have enough food. Many children in our community struggle with food insecurity when school is not in session. 

Lunch for the Break is working to make sure all Issaquah School District students have enough to eat, even when students are out of school over a long break. 

Lunch for the Beak provides a week's worth of free grocery items for each student in the family that can be used to make breakfast, lunch and snacks. Each box is filled according to a specific shopping list, providing a wide array of nutritious staple items to prepare throughout the long break. To get a feel for the shopping experience, check out a video made by local high school students!

Donors

Can you help provide a complete Lunch for the Break shopping kit (or kits) for school children in our community needing extra help during the week long school breaks this year?

We had a record number of children registered in 2018, and the number of students relying on free/reduced lunch in our community continues to grow each year. Every kit and fresh produce donation really makes a difference! Your partnership and generosity is essential in helping to bridge the hunger gap for local children.

Donating is easy! Follow these simple steps:

1. Register as a LFTB donor and let us know how many boxes you can help provide. 

2. Download our LFTB shopping list and visit your favorite grocery store to purchase the complete shopping list for each box.

3. Shop for your kit(s)! We have moved to a self-select shopping model this year, where items are displayed on tables and parents choose for themselves! Items do not need to be packed in boxes, simply drop off grocery bags containing the full shopping list at your preferred location.

4. Deliver your kits as follows:

Mid winter Lunch for the Break donation drop-off is Wednesday, February 12 at each of our three partner sites:

  • Faith Church, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd SE, Issaquah from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  • Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St S, Issaquah from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  • Valley Church, 16431 Renton Issaquah Rd SE, Renton from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Questions? Email Erin or call her at 425-392-4123 x16.

Pressed for time? Skip the shopping and box packing and please consider ordering boxes directly through our partner agency, Supply All Kids - they will pack and deliver all LFTB food right to our distribution sites!

You can also make a financial contribution to Lunch for the Break to help cover the cost of fresh produce and bread.


Questions about donating?

Email Erin or call 425-392-4123 x16

Clients/Families:

Do you need extra help over the mid winter school break? Register online to come shop for Lunch for the Break food at any of our partner locations. Registration is important as it helps us have the right amount of food available at each site.

Mid winter Lunch for the Break family pick up is Thursday, February 13 at each of our three partner sites:

  • Faith Church, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd SE, Issaquah from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

  • Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St S, Issaquah from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  • Valley Church, 16431 Renton Issaquah Rd SE, Renton from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Questions? Email Erin or call her at 425-392-4123 x16