Ways YOU can Help

Our special programs are a great way to get involved with Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. We need volunteers and donations for all of our programs, and the variety of programs means there are lots of options for you, your family, your office or your community to jump in and help. Click on the links below to get more information about each program. For volunteering questions, email Lisa and for donation and/or program questions, email Erin.


Tuxes & Tiaras:

  • This fun and festive program provides dresses, tuxedos, shoes and accessories for formal dances in the Issaquah School District.

  • This event is open to all students attending a dance in the Issaquah School District.

Holiday Gift Barn:

  • Pickering Barn is turned into a department store for a week in December, allowing families in the Issaquah School District to shop and choose gifts for their children.

  • Gift wrapping and child care is available to help parents keep gifts a secret until Christmas Day.

Lunch For the Break:

  • The program runs during Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break and Spring Break each school year.

  • Families can select a variety of options at our three different site locations, or pick up a prepackaged box of food containing breakfast, lunch, and snack items for each school-age child in a family.

Summer Lunch Program:

  • Provides a week’s worth of breakfast, lunch and snacks for school-age kids in our Food Bank zip codes.

  • Families shop inside the food bank on Fridays and select from a variety of non-perishable, kid friendly snacks and healthy produce, deli and dairy options

Tools 4 School:

  • Provides a new backpack filled with new school supplies for kids in the Issaquah School District.

  • Backpacks and supplies are chosen to provide a variety of styles and colors to choose from.

Issaquah Power Packs:

  • Provides a weekend bag of kid-friendly food to help end weekend hunger in Issaquah schools.

  • Each child in a family receives a bag every Friday at school.