Volunteer during the COVID-19 outbreak

We need volunteers and have shifts availalable for emergency food packing and distribution at our main building.  Please ensure that you have read the CDC and King County Public Health Department guidelines.

Thank you for jumping into help during this unusual time! We have implemented changes in order to keep our staff, volunteers, clients and donors as safe as possible during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Here is our updated (April 2021)  Volunteer & Staff Travel Policy 

  • We have limited the number of staff and volunteers in the building at a time - this means that every volunteer is needed.  Please give a 48-hour notice of any shift changes.

  • High schoolers aged 16 and 17 years old are welcome with a parent (one parent per high schooler), the student and the parent must both be signed up to volunteer

  • If you are a Community Service volunteer, please email Lisa BEFORE signing up for shifts.

How do I sign-up to volunteer? Below are our current volunteer the schedules

 June-July Volunteer shifts  

these shifts are at our grocery store site 179 1st Ave SE, Issaquah WA 98027 


Summer Clothing Event

these shifts are at Eastside Fire & Rescue 175 Newport Way Nw, Issaquah WA 98027  


Visit our Volunteer FAQ's for additional information

If you still have questions regarding volunteering, you can direct them to lisa@issaquahfoodbank.org

We’re still open! In response to Gov. Inslee’s most recent announcement, we’ve made additional adjustments to our already strict safety measures. Check out this video to see how it works. Here are the new guidelines:

  1. Health screening and handwashing for everyone who enters the building
  2. Disposable masks required for all staff, volunteers, and offered to shoppers. No one can enter the building without a mask.
  3. Shoppers are asked to adhere to their assigned shopping time whenever possible to reduce the number of people waiting to shop at any one time.
  4. Volunteers will be limited to ensure that the building does not go above 25% occupancy at any given time.
  5. Staff will be utilizing alternate work spaces to ensure greater social distancing.
  6. Our rigid cleaning schedule continues with daily high touch surface cleaning, twice weekly disinfectant sanitization sprays, and weekly deep cleans.

Wow! I just reviewed your next phase food distribution management process. It is so well thought out and empathy built into the process for those of us that desperately need food resources. By empathy, I mean providing a buzzer for those that do not have mobile to receive a text that it is their time to enter the facility. And, alphabetized time slots so everyone doesn't show up at once. Each process keeping everyone as safe as possible. Thank you so much for being so caring, thoughtful, and people process-driven. Stay safe and bless all of you.” - Elizabeth, IFCB Recipient

To learn more about COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 Information page.

If you have any questions about our response to the outbreak, check out our COVID-19 operations.


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