Lunch for the Break...and Beyond

Lunch for the Break is a community-wide program supporting children, grades K-12, within the Issaquah School District. This program helps alleviate hunger by providing a week's worth of free grocery items for students to be able to prepare breakfast, lunch, and snacks for themselves.  

At this time, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, in partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation, is working to make sure all  students living in the Issaquah School District have enough to eat during this extended school closure. 

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and in an effort to limit the risk of exposure, we have developed an alternate plan for our Spring Lunch for the Break program. This plan prioritizes everyone's health and safety while ensuring that students have access to the nutrition they need. 

Last updated: March 23, 2020.


Donors:

Can you help a family facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 outbreak and the extended school closure? 
We need your help, now more than ever, to assist families in our community challenged by loss of work and this extended school closure. 

To ensure maximum health and safety for everyone, we are asking donors to purchase boxes directly through Supply All Kids, who will purchase food and pack boxes to distribute here at the food bank. We are not asking donors to fill boxes during this time.

Your generosity is essential in helping to bridge the hunger gap for local children during this public health crisis. In addition to our Lunch for the Break week of April 6th, we are partnering with the Issaquah Schools Foundation to ensure students' nutritional needs are being met throughout the extended school closure. 



Please email Erin@issaquahfoodbank.org or call 425-392-4123 ext. 16 for more information.

We also ask that you consider making a financial contribution to help us purchase fresh produce and bread for each student.

Thank you so much for your support of our community!


Clients/Families:

Please register online for our Lunch for the Break program - registration is critical to ensure we are adequately prepared to meet community need!

You can pick up Lunch for the Break boxes at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank (179 1st Avenue S) between 12 pm and 4 pm on Tuesday, April 7 or Thursday, April 9. Pick up will be part of regular client services that week - you simply drive up to either the front or side entrance, stay in your vehicle, and volunteers will provide a pre-packed box and produce bag.

Questions? Email Erin or call her at 425-392-4123 ext. 16