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Operations During COVID-19


SHOPPERS:

When can I get food or other resources?

As an essential service for our community, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is taking additional measures to reduce exposure while maintaining crucial resources. All shoppers will receive 2 weeks’ worth of food and diapers (if needed) as shopping hours are scheduled every other week. We are currently distributing pre-packed boxes of non-perishable foods, fresh produce bags, and other protein, dairy, and feminine hygiene items as available.

We are using our emergency operations - drive-up pick-up of pre-packed food - for everyone’s safety during this time. The clothing bank will remain closed until the high risk of exposure has passed.

Click here for a list of additional resources specific to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Shopping Hours:

In response to the King County Public Health Directive, IFCB requires all clients to wear a mask when driving or walking up for food services. This is to protect both your health and the health of our staff and volunteers. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one and ask you to wear it before checking you in. Some people are exempt from wearing masks - please look at King County's FAQs for more information.

Please email Rebecca or call or text Rebecca at 206-395-9149 with any questions or concerns.

September 22 and 24

OPEN Tuesday & Thursday noon-4pm
Masks Required

Week of  September 28

No shopping hours

Week of October 5

No shopping hours

October 12, 13, 14, 15

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of October 19

No shopping hours

October 26, 27, 28, 29

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of November 2

No shopping hours

November 9, 10, 11, 12

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of November 16

No shopping hours

November 23, 24, 25

OPEN Monday-Wednesday 1-7pm (CLOSED Thursday for Thanksgiving)
Masks Required

Week of November 30

No shopping hours

December 7, 8, 9, 10

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of December 14

No shopping hours

Week of December 21, 22, 23

OPEN Monday-Wednesday 1-7pm (CLOSED Thursday for Christmas Eve)
Masks Required

Week of December 28

No shopping hours


To minimize exposure, pre-packed food boxes will be picked up outside our building at the front and alley side doors. If you must walk, please only use the front door for your box pick-up. Drivers, please drive in according to the map below and stay in your vehicle once you reach the door. A volunteer or staff member will come out to help you. Thank you for helping us in this process!

Please note that there is no advantage to arriving early, so please just come at a time that is convenient for you within our open hours.

What if I've never visited the food bank before?

It's easy to sign-up for free resources. Just click here to learn more about how to register. If you need food, we're here to help!

What if I can't get to the food bank?

Are you in need of delivery assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak? Please visit our temporary delivery requirements page for more information. 

Are there free meal programs available in the area?

Yes! Issaquah Community Meals program provides nightly meals Monday through Friday at 5:00 p.m. at 180 E. Sunset Way in Issaquah (next to the fire station). There is also a Thursday lunch at noon, dinner Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and dinner Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

The Issaquah Senior Center provides lunch to seniors on Tuesdays and Fridays at 12:00 noon at 75 NE Creek Way in Issaquah (the suggested donation is $4.50 for 60 and older; $6.50 for under 60).

How can I access other resources?

Call 2-1-1 for a comprehensive listing of resource and service providers in your area, or visit our COVID-19 resource page

Is the clothing bank open?

The clothing bank will remain closed for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have a need for diapers, those may be picked up during shopping hours.


VOLUNTEERS:

What volunteer opportunities are available?

We are currently limited to no more than 10 people in the building, so volunteer shifts are limited. We will need help on an ongoing basis, to please watch for open shifts for those who are NOT in the high-risk category. High schoolers 16 years of age or older are welcome with a parent (one parent per youth). To reduce the risk of exposure, volunteers must select one team to volunteer on (specific to days of the week) and only volunteer on that team until the high risk of exposure has passed. PLEASE NOTE that only scheduled volunteers will be permitted in the building.

How do I sign-up to volunteer?

Click here to view volunteer shifts at our food bank (179 1st Avenue SE, Issaquah WA 98027)

 

DONORS:

What if I have a donation?

We are not accepting private donations at our building at this time. We are able to accept donations shipped directly from the vendor or donation drop offs at our warehouse location on our designated donation days. For all the details, check out our Emergency Needs page.

What if I have a Clothing Bank donation?

Our clothing bank will be closed for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, so we will not be accepting any clothing bank donations.


COVID-19 INFO:

How can I learn more about the Coronavirus?

Please visit our Coronavirus Information page.


If you still have questions, you can direct them to info@issaquahfoodbank.org.