It’s not shocking news to hear that COVID-19 has had a harsh impact on thousands in our community, but did you know that food insecurity for children in King County jumped by 54% in 2020? While federal relief packages are expected to help reduce the spike in poverty and eviction moratoriums are allowing residents to shift their spending temporarily, unemployment is still 3 percentage points higher than pre-pandemic rates, leaving thousands of families struggling to make ends meet and fill their fridges.
Our annual Lake Sammamish Fireworks Show has been raising funds for children facing food insecurity in our community for the past six years. Unfortunately, we’re still not able to hold our 2021 fireworks display due to safety restrictions. In 2020, the community came together to help us raise $45,000 without a fireworks show and we are so impressed by your willingness to make this small sacrifice in entertainment to provide a huge win for children in need of proper nutrition.
Would you please help us continue our long-time commitment to feeding children through the many critical youth feeding programs that the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank runs throughout the year? A $100 gift can provide a child with breakfast, lunch and snack foods for an entire month this summer. Please consider giving a gift online:
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To kickstart the campaign, our team will match all donations of $100 or greater up to $25,000. Double your impact and help us to reach our goal of raising $50,000!
With your help, this fundraiser has contributed an amazing $172,112 to Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank’s programs since 2015. Thank you for your continued support!
John Kritsonis & Karl Lindor
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One of our team's greatest joys is giving back to the community where we live and work and we love being able to join together with you to make an even greater impact.
The Summer Lunch Program through the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank provides breakfast, lunch, and snack foods every week during the summer to school-aged children in the community. With 1,663 children in the Issaquah School District receiving free and reduced price lunches while school is in session, there is a great need to help prevent childhood food insecurity during the summer months when children do not have access to school lunches.
Thank you for joining us in supporting our neighbors to maintain a healthy, thriving community!
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