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We’ll use every nickel for good.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our operations and have an Emergency Needs List to help guide you in providing for the most urgent needs. Thank you for helping us protect and provide for those most affected by events like this one.

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!

Donate Online

 

Donate In-Kind Gifts

Current Food and Clothing Bank Needs

We are currently unable to accept private donations delivered to our door, so we appreciate your donations via our options below. 

ONLINE ORDERS SHIPPED DIRECTLY FROM VENDORS:

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!

Click on the links below to access some online ordering options for local delivery to the food bank.
Safeway Delivery
Fred Meyer Delivery
Albertson's Delivery
Costco Delivery
Amazon Wish List

Emergency Needs List

WAREHOUSE DONATION DROP OFF:

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 will only accept items from our emergency needs list (link above).

If you are planning a food drive, please email us to coordinate!

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

Donation drop off dates/times (please do not drop off outside of these dates/times - if you need additional assistance, email Erin)

  • Saturday, February 13: 11:30am-1pm
  • Tuesday, February 23: 1-3pm
  • Tuesday, March 9: 1-3pm
  • Tuesday, March 23: 1-3pm
  • Saturday, April 10: 11:30am-1pm
  • Saturday, June 12: 11:30am-1pm
  • Saturday, August 14: 11:30am-1pm
  • Saturday, October 9: 11:30am-1pm
  • Saturday, December 11: 11:30am-1pm

Donation Guidelines

Food Bank Donations:

Please see above for how to donate to the Food Bank at this time.

During normal operations, we accept and distribute unopened and non-expired non-perishable foods and fresh produce. We are not able to accept donations of highly perishable foods, such as dairy items, or any frozen food. 

Clothing Bank Donations:

During COVID-19, we are hosting quarterly Clothing Bank Events offsite. Seasonally appropriate clothing, shoes and accessories can be dropped off at our warehouse during the days and times listed above. For more information about our Clothing Bank Events and specific clothing needs, click here.  

 

Donate Stocks

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 stock@issaquahfoodbank.orgIt'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 (stock@issaquahfoodbank.org) letting us know you are planning to donate. 

CARES Act News!

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.

Donation Receipt Form ( Word | PDF )