We’ll use every nickel for good.
We use your donations to ensure we can best meet our clients’ needs for healthy food. Funds also greatly support all of our resources including our youth, mobile food, and case management programs. In addition, our Emergency Assistance Program helds people stay in their homes and keep their homes warm, especially in the cold season.
Your tax-deductible gift will help us continue to keep vital resources available for the long-term, as the need increases. Please consider making a financial contribution today. Checks can be mailed to 179 1st Avenue SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 to avoid the 3% online fee or you can give online. Thank you!
Thanks to overwhelming community response and government assistance this past year, our current dry goods inventory has maxed out the capacity of our food bank and warehouse. Because dry goods do not move as fast as non-perishables, we are making some changes in order to continue to be responsive to community need and maintain safe and efficient operations for our volunteers, staff, and clients. We appreciate your understanding as we temporarily limit the types of items we can accept and the number of donation drop-off dates. We’re working hard to address our capacity issues and look forward to the day when we can accept all of your generous donations on a more regular basis. Thank you!
Items from our emergency needs list (below) or Amazon wish list can be shipped directly to our building at: 179 1st Avenue SE, Issaquah, WA 98027. Please include a gift message with your first and last name so we can acknowledge your gift!
We have several dates and times we will be accepting items at our warehouse location. If you are planning a food drive, or have items to drop off, this is for you! Please note, we have limited space and warehouse capacity. We kindly ask for only the following items at this time:
If you are planning a food drive, please email us to coordinate!
Warehouse location: AtWork (930 7th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027)
Planning a food drive? Please email us to coordinate so we can ensure everyone's safety!
See above for how to donate to the Food Bank at this time.
We are not able to accept donations of perishable foods, such as dairy items, refrigerated produce, or any frozen food.
During COVID-19, we are hosting quarterly Clothing Bank Events offsite. NEW or VERY gently used seasonally appropriate clothing, shoes and accessories can be dropped off at our warehouse during the days and times listed above. Please understand that we don't have the space or manpower to sort through donations that aren't NEW or VERY gently used. For more information about our Clothing Bank Events and specific clothing needs, click here.
You can also support the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank by donating stock. Your generous gift may be tax deductible. See below about new CARES Act deductions.
To make a contribution to our brokerage account, please give these instructions to your broker and contact the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank at email@example.com. It's important you contact us about your intent to donate securities so we can confirm the transfer and provide you with an appropriate donation receipt because the broker does not share your info with us. Thank you!
Vanguard DTC (stock transfer) Instructions:
DTC # 0062
Receiving DTC Brokerage Firm: Vanguard
Account Name/Registration: Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank
Account Number: 15863559
Send Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) letting us know you are planning to donate.
The CARES Act makes a new charitable deduction available to individual taxpayers that do not itemize their deductions. This new benefit, also referred to as a universal deduction, allows for a charitable deduction of up to $300 per individual. This is an above-the-line contribution that is deducted from the individual taxpayer’s income prior to the calculation of their adjusted gross income. This is the one charitable giving benefit that will extend beyond the 2020 tax year.
An increased 100% of their adjusted gross income is available for individual taxpayers who itemize their deductions. 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.
To trigger these new benefits, individual have to make a qualified charitable contribution. The increased limits are applicable only to cash donations. Contributions of any kind of property, including marketable securities, real assets or otherwise, do not qualify. See detailed information on the IRS website.
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.