Donate to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

Your compassion for others is essential to reducing food insecurity. You can help in multiple ways:


Donate Food and Goods

Updated September 9, 2022

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.

Upcoming drop-off dates

Location: AtWork (930 7th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027)

  • Sat. 12/10, 11a - 1p
  • Thurs. 1/12, 1 - 3:30p
  • Thurs. 1/26, 1 - 3:30p
  • Sat. 2/11, 11a - 1p
  • Thurs. 2/23, 1 - 3p
  • Sat. 3/18, 9:30a - 12p
  • Thurs. 3/23, 1 - 3:30p

Please do not drop off donations outside of these dates/times. If you need additional assistance, email us.

Due to food safety precautions, we are unable to accept any personal donations of perishable foods (such as dairy items), prepared / homemade meals, or frozen food.

We are unable to accept clothing donations at this time. If you have children’s clothing (sizes 5-14), please consider donating it to our partners at KidVantage (formerly Eastside Baby Corner). 

Have fresh produce from your garden?

We are also 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 in the service alley. Our address is 179 1st Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027.

Interested in planning a food drive?

We are so grateful to all our food drive partners! Due to our limited storage capacity at this time, we ask everyone to please contact us before promoting your drive to ensure we can accept your donations.

Priority Needs List

We kindly ask for only unopened, unexpired items from this list.

The list changes as our need for items changes. Updated August 22, 2022.

  • Hearty Soup (Progresso, Campbell's Chunky, etc.)
  • Chili
  • Canned Pasta
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Protein Drinks (individual servings)
  • Protein Bars (Protein Kind Bars, Protein Clif Bars, etc.)
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • White Rice (2 lb bags only, please)
  • Hamburger Helper / Pasta Roni / Rice a Roni
  • Ramen
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pancake Mix (regular and gluten free)
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, syrup, soy sauce, jam), regular not jumbo sized, please
  • Crackers 
  • Individual snacks for kids lunches
  • Coffee (not decaf)
  • Cooking oil (16-20 oz bottles only please)
  • Cereal
  • Baby Wipes
  • Feminine pads (regular or super sizes, no tampons please)
  • Diapers – sizes 4, 5, 6; Pull-Ups – sizes 2T-3T & 3T-4T
  • Incontinence supplies (men's and women's, all sizes) 
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Body Wash and Bar Soap
  • Deodorant

 


Donate Funds

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!

Donate Online

You can also contribute at no cost to you by enrolling in AmazonSmile and choosing Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank as your charity. Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases every time you shop at smile.amazon.com.

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Donate Stocks

You can also support the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank by donating stock. Your generous gift may be tax deductible. Also learn about CARES Act deductions.

To make a contribution to our brokerage account, please give these instructions to your broker and contact us at stock@issaquahfoodbank.org 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:

  • DTC # 0164, Code 40
  • Receiving DTC Brokerage Firm: Charles Schwab
  • Account Name/Registration: Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank
  • Account Number: 2589-3975

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.


About Charitable Tax Deductions

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.


Donation Receipt Form (PDF)