Issaquah NN

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.


Upcoming events

Next INN meeting:
Tuesday, July 18th, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Eagle Room, Issaquah City Hall


Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness - click  here latest update
Resource Talk also has a list of shelter information at this link
Homeless Outreach Services at Renton Library, Mondays 2:30pm - 4:30pm, one-on-one services with a case manager from Sound Mental Health.  Check here for more information
Count Us In Results 2017 from AllHome, additional information here

Tent City 4  hot dinner meals sign up.  Please  call 206 618 3901 for more information. Current needs (July 2017) at Tent City 4 (located just off I-90 at exit 20 (High Point) on the south side:  A new site with a host congregation, Duct tape & Gorilla tape, Drinking water, Gas cards to keep the generator running (computer and cell phones need electricity), Batteries (AAA & D)


HopeLink offers free adult education in locations around the eastside.  Find out more about their GED and English For Work classes here
Summer class here

Free GED Classes Start any time.   Join us twice a week to improve your reading, writing, computer and math skills so you can get a better job and get your GED


Donate to Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank's Summer Lunch Program New this year, each bag of food will have sliced cheese and lunch meat.  Donations needed, as well as canned pasta, kid-friendly soups, and snacks !

Tools4School is a community-wide partnership led by the Issaquah Schools Foundation which works through the year to provide new backpacks filled with school supplies for Issaquah School District K-12 students in need.  Want to get involved?  Visit here to make donation and here to see how you can volunteer.   Saturday, Aug. 26th, 10am - 3pm Eastridge Church, Issaquah


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.  Registration opens August 1st.  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.


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
August 12, 10, 10-11:30am 2100 24th Ave S., Suite 250, Seattle, WA 98114
November 11, 10, 10-11:30am 2100 24th Ave S., Suite 250, Seattle, WA 98114
December 9, 10, 10-11:30am 2100 24th Ave S., Suite 250, Seattle, WA 98114


Sammamish: The Health and Human Services Needs Assessment Virtual Town Hall is scheduled for June 12 – July 7th.   This is a place on the City of Sammamish website where questions to the community will be posted about Health and Human Services and everyone in the community will have an opportunity to voice their opinion.


SAVE THE DATE !  Come join the fun at the 3rd Annual "Back To School BBQ" at Passage Point, Friday, Sept 1, 2pm - 6pm. This celebration has grown into a wonderful way to connect residents and staff with our community partnerships. 


SAVE THE DATEIssaquah Food & Clothing Bank's Recipe For Hope Breakfast: The Growing Need 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


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.


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


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 15th, 7:30am - 8:30am, Hilton Garden Inn.  For more information, contact Jackie@friendsofyouth@org or 425.869.6490 x308


Issaquah Power Packs is seeking sponsors !  Help end weekend hunger in the Issaquah School District with a financial or an in-kind donation to this new program, partnered with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.  Learn more about how you or your organization can help here.

City of Sammamish - Has newly updated their website and had tons of resources for seniors, human services and the government, city and residents..


Volunteer Opportunities / Needs


Eastside Friends of Senior - Volunteer Drivers Needed


Compassion House Vounteers Needed - If you feel compelled or called to volunteer, please visit our website www.compassion-house.org and click on the volunteer tab at the top of the page.  If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brynnen Bailey-Lewis @ brynnen@compassion-house.org or call 425-395-4357.

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.


http://www.facebook.com/IssaquahSammamishInterfaithCoalition
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 eli410maupin@gmail.com


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 !   


Community Agency Newsletters & Upates


Important information about hantavirus from Public Health - Seattle & King County

 

From Plateaupians for Peace:

On July 18th, we will have Dr. Smith back again to present: "Religion and Politics in America." What is the relationship between religion and politics in the United States?  What should it be?  Does the U.S. Constitution really establish the separation of church and state?  If so, what does that mean?  And what is the relationship between religious beliefs and political allegiance?  Dr. Smith will address these and other questions from historical, philosophical, and legal perspectives and take questions from the audience.  Tickets will be available by donation on EventBrite soon.

 

From Northwest Immigrant Rights Project resources can be found here and link below.

Sound Mental Health Family Resouce and Support Group meetings: Please join us for a free peer led support group.  These groups are open to anyone who is struggling with children with challenging behaviors;  whether on the spectrum, depression, oppositional behaviors etc. (You do not need to be receiving services at Sound Mental Health)  ALL ARE WELCOME!  in Bellevue, flyer, and Auburn, North Bend, flyer.   Announcing brand new Girl Groups, for teen girls, meeting in Bellevue; flyer

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/permitparking.

 

King County Library Updates

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 !

 
 

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 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 kim@squidgey.com for posts to the Issaquah Nourishing Network website.

Date: 3rd Tuesday of every month

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30 pm

Convener: Cori Walters – cori@issaquahfoodbank.org

Location: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St S, Issaquah, WA 98027

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