Your compassion for others is essential to reducing food insecurity. You can help in multiple ways:
Your donations of the listed priority items help us to provide the most-needed food and basic needs items to our clients.
We welcome your donations at our off-site warehouse location on the dates/times below. Please DO NOT drop off donations at the food bank, except fresh produce.
You can also order essential items from our Amazon Wish List for direct delivery to the food bank.
Personal donations of perishable foods (such as dairy items), prepared / homemade meals, or frozen food, due to food safety precautions.
Egg cartons, due to updates in WSDA food-handling regulations. We are happy to receive donations of grocery-size brown paper bags with handles.
Clothing. If you have children’s clothing (sizes 5-14), please consider donating it to our partners at KidVantage (formerly Eastside Baby Corner). For adult clothing, consider Value Village, Goodwill, the Mercer Island Thrift Store, or Jubilee Reach in Bellevue.
We are happy to accept fresh produce from gardens and pea patches at the food bank every Monday and Tuesday, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., at our side door. Our address is 179 1st Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027.
Please bring all other food donations to our warehouse at the dates/times listed above.
We are so grateful to all our food drive partners! Due to our limited storage capacity at this time, we ask our partners to collect only items from the Priority Needs List and deliver them at our off-site warehouse at one of the scheduled drop-off dates/times.
We kindly ask for only unopened, unexpired items from this list.
The list changes as our need for items changes. (Updated January 26, 2024.)
Contact the volunteer coordinator for our books program, Ann Fletcher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fresh produce, meats, and dairy items are crucial to families, but tightening supply chains have led to fewer donations of these expensive items from our local food partners.
Your tax-deductible donations enable us to provide our clients with healthy food and help to support all our vital resources, including our youth, mobile food, case management, and emergency assistance programs.
Please consider making a financial contribution today. You can give online, or avoid the 3% online fee by mailing a check to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, 179 1st Ave. SE, Issaquah, WA 98027.
Thank you for your support!
To make a contribution to our brokerage account, please give these instructions to your broker and contact us at email@example.com so we can confirm the transfer and provide you with a donation receipt (the broker does not share your info with us).
Charles Schwab (stock transfer) Instructions:
If you have any questions on how to make the donation, please contact eCIO (Investment Advisor) at 608-291-4646. We will provide you with a printed acknowledgement letter showing the date, number, and type of shares. Per IRS guidelines, we do not provide valuation, so you will need to value it yourself for matching and tax deduction purposes.
For individual taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions, the CARES Act allows for a charitable deduction of up to $300 per individual. This is an above-the-line benefit that is deducted from the taxpayer's income before calculating their adjusted gross income.
For individual taxpayers who do itemize their deductions, the CARES Act allows for a charitable deduction of up to 100% of their adjusted gross income. Beyond the scope of the CARES Act, the deduction for qualified charitable contributions made by itemizing individual donors is limited to 60% of their adjusted gross income.
These deductions are available to individuals who make a qualified charitable cash contribution. Contributions of any kind of property — including marketable securities, real assets, or otherwise — do not qualify.
See the IRS website for detailed information. The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.