The Issaquah Sammamish Food Project—sometimes called “the green bag project” around the community—is a critical aspect to food sourcing for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. This program benefits those who rely on our resources by collecting new, high priority food and basic necessities that are donated from neighbors throughout the year.
On the second Saturday of even-numbered months, donors leave bags containing the most needed items outside their front door. Neighborhood Coordinators pick up bags from about 10 neighbors, leave empty green bags for next time, and take the donations to a collection site to be unloaded and sorted.
The Issaquah Sammamish Food Project has been instrumental in helping to meet the growing need while increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Each bag of nonperishable food items helps to provide up to 10 meals for those in need in our community, so each Neighborhood Coordinator helps us provide up to 100 meals every other month—that's 600 meals a year!
Fill a green bag with items from a priority list every 2 months.
Put it outside your front door. That’s all there is to it!
Your 6 bags help to provide up to 60 meals for families in our community!
Pick up about 10 donors’ green bags every 2 months.
Drop them off on a scheduled collection date.
This is a great project for teens or families to do together!
10 donors help to provide up to 100 meals, or 600 meals a year!
Fill a green bag with items from a priority list.
Drop it off on a scheduled collection date. Easy peasy!
Your bag helps to provide up to 10 meals for those in need in our community!
As a volunteer organization, the ISFP also has lots of big and small needs: unloading bags, sorting donations, special events, substitute driving, joining the Steering Committee, or bringing your own special skills.