We are a group of nonprofits, businesses, government and concerned citizens that have come together to address food security issues in the Issaquah School District area. We know if we work together sharing resources and ideas we can better support our community needs.
Next INN meeting:
Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Eagle Room in City Hall
Tent City 4 hot dinner meals sign up. Please call 206 618 3901 for more information. Current needs (Sept 2017) needs Paper plates, bowls, cups. Also batteries (AAA & D), gas cards or containers of gasoline for the generator, ice, bottles of water, an Epson #220 black/color ink cartridge, some 10x10 tents and ibuprofen. A host site would be REALLY helpful!
SAVE THE DATE! Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank's Recipe For Hope Breakfast: The Growing Need is September 26, 2017 Your support makes a big impact on the families we serve. Join us at this years event to help us address the Growing Need! Interested in hosting a table or being a table captain this year? Please email Kelly@issaquahfoodbank.org. Register today ! Location: Eastridge Church - 24205 SE Issaquah-Fall City Road. Coffee meet and greet will begin at 7:00 AM, The breakfast presentation will run from 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM, Request a minimum of $100 contribution
Faith Church raises money for the purchase of building materials through its annual “Habitat Garage Sale”. No ordinary ‘garage’ sale, this annual event is huge and includes, among other things, furniture, clothing, electronics, housewares, and toys. Habitat for Humanity Garage Sale is coming September 29 & 30! Drop-off of items will begin Wednesday afternoon, 9/27. Collect your items now, and plan to volunteer as much as possible that week! More info visit website here
Meaningful Movies Issaquah Presents: Why is Now the Time? We’ve seen enough to know that insurance-based healthcare is not effective for keeping costs down and giving everyone access to needed medical care. Advocates are totally committed to changing the healthcare system, and polls indicate that the general public supports the idea of universal healthcare. So it should be a no-brainer, right? Well, no. Some of the obstacles are obvious. Big money. Fear of government. But there seems to be something more, like a fog that keeps people from moving forward together. What is so difficult about the idea of looking after each other? This documentary delves into what single payer healthcare is, how it saves money, and what behind-the-scenes heroes are doing to clear the fog of misperception that keeps us from moving forward. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:30 PM, Location: Issaquah Highlands, WA, Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive Issaquah,WA
Registration is now open for Hopelink’s fall “English for Work” ESL program! See flyers English and Spanish and details below. New student orientations will be held the week of September 11th. Classes are held in four convenient locations— Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, and our new Shoreline location. Morning and evening options are available. Classes are free! But they fill up quickly, so early signups are recommended!
Renton Library: Drop in to register for ORCA LIFT, a reduced fare on area public transit for income-qualified riders, ages 19 and older. To see if you qualify, check www.orcalift.com or call Multi-Service Center at 253.838.6810. Please bring ID and income verification documents. An Orca-to-Go customer service representative will often be here for seniors, people with disabilities and kids to get a reduced fare pass. Renton Library 100 Mill Avenue South, Renton
Congregations for the Homeless fundraising luncheon where we share our successes with our community. Attending the luncheon is a great way to get involved and show your support. We will hold our Annual Luncheon fundraiser on October 5, 2017, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA. Our keynote speaker will be Mr. Jon Fine, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of King County, who will speak on the current state of homelessness in our community.
Join us for Hopelink’s largest and most popular fundraising event of the year! Monday, October 16, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:15pm, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue. Our luncheon keynote speaker this year is former Second Lady Jill Biden; a military mom dedicated to supporting veterans and their families, an English professor who was the first Second Lady to continue her career while her husband was in office, and a philanthropist and activist committed to ensuring equality and opportunity for all. For more information about the Hopelink Reaching Out Luncheon, email RSVP@hope-link.org or call 425.897.3703. Click here to learn how you can sponsor this event.
Friends of Youth provides mental health counseling, resources and support for youth in the Issaquah School District. Join us this Fall for our 5th annual breakfast in support of our partnerships with local schools ! November 8th, 7am Registration, 7:30am - 8:30am, Holiday Inn. For more information, contact Jackie@friendsofyouth@org or 425.869.6490 x308 or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastside Baby Corner Helping Kids Thrive Lunceon: Now in it's 8th year, Helping Kids Thrive Annual Luncheon is EBC’s only annual fundraiser. Share the experience as the community comes together to support EBC's mission of helping children, families and agency partners. Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Registration: 11:15 am, Luncheon: 12:00 pm
YWCA Host Homes Program is designed to support young adults ages 18-24 who are unstably housed or at risk of losing their housing within King County. On any given night in King County, over 800 youth and young adults experience homelessness. Shelter beds and resources are limited, leaving the majority of these young adults without access to food or safe housing. The program provides young people with the space and opportunity to build independent living skills, gain stability, develop lasting relationships, and focus on goal attainment by matching young people with a caring and supportive host family. Learn more about becoming a Host Home by visiting the website or attending an Information Session.
UPCOMING INFO SESSIONS
YWCA Family Village in Issaquah is seeking volunteer instructors for dance, art, coding, cooking, photography and more ! Contact Victoria at email@example.com for more information
Eastside Friends of Senior - Volunteer Drivers Needed
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank needs volunteer drivers to pick up food from grocery stores and deliver food to seniors.
The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is currently in search of Food Bank Ambassadors and #GleanTeam members so we can build upon the successes of last year. Click here if you’d like to download the training materials, and message Marissa Woerner if you have any questions.
Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition needs office help. Looking for someone who is good at organizing, making phone calls, and knows how to use a computer. Familiarity with Excel would be a plus. Call 425 677 8043. Could also use a volunteer who has time to attend meetings and take notes. Contact Person: Elizabeth Maupin (425)677-8043 firstname.lastname@example.org
YWCA Passage Point - Needs volunteers to participate in various children's support programs, everything from tutoring to gardening. Please see flyer for programs currently open for volunteer opportunities !
Important information about hantavirus from Public Health - Seattle & King County
Thursday, September 14 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Storytelling Strategies for Dismantling Racism at Centilia Cultural Center, 1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle, Washington 98144
Comparative Religion Series: Are they a mass of confusion or a world of opportunity? Dr. Smith will survey, analyze, and compare the central teachings of the four largest world religions with attention paid to both similarities and differences. Traditions covered include Christianity (September 19), Islam (October 17), Hinduism (November 21), and Buddhism (December 19). 6:30 to 8 PM at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 1757 - 244th Avenue NE, Sammamish, WA.
Dr. David E. Smith grew up in the world of fundamentalist religion. As an adult, he gradually moved away from that paradigm and became a religious progressive/skeptic. After earning an M.A. in philosophy of religion, he received a second M.A. and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Formerly a full-time faculty member at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA, he now teaches for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington and offers independent seminars and non-credit courses in comparative religion and philosophy. He has published widely in these areas, as well.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted. A special thank you to Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Sammamish, WA for donating the space.
HopeLink Job Openings !
Transit riders who carpool or vanpool can reserve a parking spot for free at six Metro Park and Rides, including the Redmond Transit Center and Issaquah Highlands, beginning in February. For more information or to apply, please visit www.kingcounty.gov/metro/
Teen Summer Reading: iPads, Tacos, and Basketball! These are some of the prizes you can win this year if you participate in our teen summer reading!Teen Summer Reading is open to teens in grades 6-12 and runs from June 1 through August 31. Visit here for more information
Upcoming programs for teens/tweens at the Issaquah Library !
Upcoming Events at the Sammamish Library !
Please contact us if you are interested in joining the Issaquah Nourishing Network. Email Cori Walters or just show up!
Do you have events, programs, resources, volunteer opportunities or other information to share with the Network ? Email Kim Weiss at email@example.com for posts to the Issaquah Nourishing Network website.