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Resources during COVID-19 Outbreak

Important Updates:

Vaccinated or not, masks are required inside the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. As vaccination rates go up, we are regularly reevaluating our policies. If you need masks, please ask at IFCB!

The list below is updated as we find additional resources. For any additional resources, questions or support, please call or text our social worker, Rebecca, at 206-395-9149 (cell) or email 2-1-1 is also an excellent resource to find services in your area. 


Assistance paying for childcare in King County for people affected by COVID-19 or essential workers. Income limits and more details here:

Financial Assistance

*King County has a rental assistance program you can apply for here

*King County has put together of list of resources for COVID-19 specific financial assistance, including information about applying for unemployment

*The eviction moratorium bridge has been extended through October 2021. This is different than the eviction moratorium - get more details here


*Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
We have moved inside our building for food shopping! This will allow you to choose the food your family will use. We use a waitlist app or restaurant buzzers to allow people to remain outside or in their vehicle while waiting to shop. Once inside, social distancing is enforced and masks are required. For all the details, click here.

Food distribution schedule: (please note grocery delivery will happen during closed weeks)

Week of October 4

No shopping hours

October 11, 12, 13, 14

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of October 18

No shopping hours

October 25, 26, 27, 28

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of November 1

No shopping hours

November 8, 9, 10, 11

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of November 15

No shopping hours

November 22, 23, 24

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

Week of November 29

No shopping hours

December 6, 7, 8. 9

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of December 13

No shopping hours

December 20, 21, 22, 23

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of December 27

No shopping hours

January 3, 4, 5, 6

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of January 10

No shopping hours

January 18, 19, 20

OPEN Tuesday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required
CLOSED Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day


*King County map of free food resources!


*DSHS/Food Stamp Updates

SNAP benefits (food stamps) will be increased 15% for everyone through October 2021. This increase will show up automatically on your EBT card, and is continued on a month-by-month basis. 

The Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) work requirements have been lifted - if your Food Stamp case was closed for not meeting work requirements, reapply today!

*Issaquah Community Meals (all at Community Hall in downtown Issaquah - 180 E Sunset Way)
Most meals are provided to-go:
Free hot dinner Monday-Saturday from 5-6pm, and Sunday from 4-5pm
Free lunch Thursday from 12-1pm

*Issaquah Senior Center
Weekday to-go lunch from noon-1pm. Suggested donation of $4.50 for 60 and older and $6.50 for under 60, but no payment is required (75 NE Creek Way) 


*Everyone 16 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine! Vaccines are free - either covered by your insurance or by federal funds. You should not be asked to pay for a vaccine, even if you do not have insurance.

*Free COVID-19 tests, regardless of immigration or insurance status. Many have appointment options to reduce wait times.

*What to do if you believe you have COVID-19 or have been exposed - this link has several local resources as well as national guidelines. 

*King County COVID-19 Call Center:
If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you're a healthcare provider with questions about COVID-19, contact the novel coronavirus call center: 206-477-3977. The call center will be open daily from 8am-7pm.


*The eviction moratorium bridge has been extended through October 2021. This is different than the eviction moratorium - get more details here

*Shelter and Quarantine/Isolation Beds
King County has added shelter beds and increased spaces between the bed to allow for safe social distacing. These beds include emergency shelter, quarantine or isolation beds and recovery beds for people who don't need emergency medical care. Most of the shelter spaces are in Seattle, but the quarantine spaces are around the county, including one location in Issaquah. 

If you need help accessing shelter or quarantine/isolation beds, please call the King County hotline 206-477-3977. 

Legal Assistance

*Eastside Legal Assistance Program is continuing to serve clients with free legal assistance. 

*Information on civil and criminal legal resources, both in King County and in Washington State.

*Here is a list of COVID-19 resources in 40+ languages (links in document).


*King County Metro is operating on a reduced schedule. Both King County Metro and Sound Transit are now charging fares.