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, Oct. 16, 2018  3:00pm - 4:30pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Front St. Issaquah

Resource Talk has a list of shelter information at this link              Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness shelter update here

Tent City 4  hot dinner meals sign up.  Please  call 206 618 3901 for more information.  Tent City 4 has moved back to High Point as of May 2018.    Exit 20 on I-90 East Bound, Issaquah, WA   Amazon wish list.  Gas cards are needed.

IFCB Mayor's Month of Concern:

September brings one of our biggest annual food drives!    Help us make it a big success by spreading the word and encouraging friends to give at their local grocery stores. The food received during this drive helps end our summer food drought and supplies food for local families for months to come. See the schedule and participating stores below. For more information, contact Mike.

Seattle/King County Clinic returns to KeyArena at Seattle Center for a fourth year, Sept. 20 - 23, with an ambitious goal of providing over $3.5 million in free dental, vision and medical services to people in need. To realize this target, the Clinic seeks healthcare professionals and general support volunteers to fill a broad range of functions and shifts. 

The Clinic anticipates the need for 1,000 volunteers each day, and it also seeks volunteers in the days and weeks before and after the four-day event to help in preparation and wrap-up. The number of patients served each Clinic day depends on the number of registered volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Individuals may register at

Please join the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness for our annual Lawn Bowling Party & Fundraiser!

* Your ticket price covers a delicious salmon dinner, drinks, lawn bowling lessons, and a lovely view over downtown Seattle from Jefferson Park.
  * We ask guests to support our work for safety, housing, and justice for our neighbors who are homeless with a gift at the event (suggested minimum donation: $100 - $1000).  
  * Children age 15 and under are free! But, please register them using the Child ticket option. If you do not want to share their names, you can list their first name as Child with your last name.

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club, 4103 Beacon Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108

Meaningful Movies: 6:30 PM, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Issaquah Highlands, Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive Issaquah,WA

“A Plastic Ocean” tells the story of how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us. The film also offers hopeful ideas, based on new technology and on policy changes, for reducing single-use plastics and keeping plastic out of the environment, in order to restore the health of our oceans and marine life.

 Special Guests: Kevin Kelly, Recology CleanScapes

Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Faith Church again for our 18th Annual Garage Sale Friday September 29, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday September 30, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at Faith Church 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road, Issaquah, WA  98029 (425) 392-0123

Habitat SKC is extremely proud of our strong community partnerships that have enabled 18 years of successful fundraising in the name of giving back and building healthy communities. Donate, volunteer or simply come out and find your used treasure while giving back to a worthwhile cause!  *We accept cash, credit, debit and checks

9th Annual Congregations for the Homeless Luncheon  Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue.

Please join us to discover the work those experiencing homelessness undertake to develop independence and identity beyond their circumstances. There’s no cost to attend the luncheon. However, all guests will be invited to make a gift to support CFH during the luncheon. Suggested minimum donation is $150. Doors at 10:30am, program at 11:30am.

 Issaquah Kiwanis will be at Issaquah Salmon Days, October 6th & 7th.  Would you like to volunteer at the Salmon Bake ?

We bake fresh coho salmon and provide the best lunch and dinner for patrons. This is one of our major fund raisers. All proceeds go to the organizations we support.

Treehouse is hosting our annual African American Community Conversation at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9 at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle. This year’s conversation is titled “Breaking Down Systemic Barriers: How do we transcend the foster care to prison pipeline?”  We need each of you to join the conversation, as Treehouse seeks solutions to closing the academic/opportunity gap for African American youth in foster care. This year, we are encouraging youth to participate in the discourse as well.

*** Please note that this is a closed conversation for those who identify as African American and/or Black.  ***

The exhibits at the Northwest African American Museum are open to those attending the conversation. We encourage you to show up at 5:30 and explore the museum before our discussion.  Register at   This is a free event. Heavy appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

Mental Health First Aid Training Saturday, October 13, Issaquah

Open to anyone in Issaquah, Snoqualmie, and North Bend, Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.
Lunch is provided. Each participant receives a 3 year certification. To register: Email Sue Wyder at by October 11th

Hopelink's Reaching Out Luncheon Monday, October 15, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:15PM, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St. Bellevue

Dr. Tererai Trent is an activist and a dreamer, educator and author, scholar and humanitarian. And on October 15, she will be our very special guest at Hopelink’s 23rd annual Reaching Out Luncheon at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Growing up in a war-torn Zimbabwean village – where boys were allowed to go to school and girls were expected to marry and start families – Tererai chose a different path; ultimately earning her Ph.D. Along the way, she found support in her community; from food and housing, to education and encouragement. Today, Tererai lives the belief that “we are all connected … we are on a sacred journey together.”

Athlete's For Kids: Please join us Saturday, October 20th at 6:00 PM for the 6th annual Beneath the Same Sky auction at the Seattle Marriott Bellevue.   This special event includes a sit down dinner, inspiring presentations, and a silent and live auction. Click on here to purchase your tickets today!

King County Mobility Coalition Transportation Summit  Tues., Oct 23 10am - 3pm, and Sat., Nov. 3 1pm - 4pm

The goal of the Summit is to identify challenges the target populations of older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers face when finding transportation options that suit their needs. Anyone with a vested interest in advocating for better transportation options for these target populations is invited to attend and contribute to our group discussion. We believe the insights we learn from these events will lead to improvements in the customer experience of finding and securing transportation. 

A full lunch will be provided for the event on Oct. 23rd.  Light refreshments and a Resource Fair will be provided at the event on Nov. 3.  CART captioning services will be available at both events. For accommodations, accessibility information, or more general information, contact: Janie Fredrickson, Mobility Program Specialist 425-943-6744

Friends of Youth: Join us for our annual Youth and Family Services Breakfast to learn about our services for students in the Snoqualmie Valley and the Riverview School District. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018  Registration: 7:00 AM Breakfast Program: 7:30 - 8:30 AM Meadowbrook Farm Interpretive Center 1711 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend, WA 98045   Register today for the Snoqualmie Valley Breakfast.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Registration: 7:00 AM Breakfast Program: 7:30 - 8:30 AM Educational Service Center 15506 1st Ave NE, Duvall, WA 98019  Register today for the Riverview Breakfast.

Friends of Youth Now Offering Free GED Prep Classes !  Ages 16-21 who are residents of King County and not currently enrolled in school are eligible !  Students receive assessment, individualized instruction and assistance in preparation for passing the GED exam.  Locations at Redmond Youth Service Center, Mon-Thurs 10am-11:30am,  and Kirkland Youth Service Center, Mon-Thurs 3:30pm-5:00pm.

Friends of Youth Now Offering Healthy Start provides free evidence based parenting support for families. Home visits on your schedule to promote Health and family well-being.  Child Development information and health Screenings.   Fun monthly group events  Confidentiality and cultural awareness.  FREE basic supplies and access to local resources for families

Eastside Baby Corner's 9th annual Helping Kids THRIVE Luncheon: Under My Umbrella Friday, November 2nd at 12 pm at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue; click here for details

Join with others who want to make a difference in their community.  Working together, we can shelter kids under our umbrella, giving them what they need to thrive.

Ready to sign up to be a table captain?  Contact Rachael Edwards at or Wendy Campbell at  Contact Helen Banks-Routon at to learn more about sponsoring the event.

Wayfind - Attorneys Supporting Communities: We are a nonprofit with a mission to improve the quality of life in Washington by providing free legal services for nonprofits and microenterprises.  Wayfind:   1-866-288-9695      PO Box 2134 Seattle, WA  98111

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

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

VOICE mentors needed !  Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education (VOICE) is an in-school volunteer mentoring program that pairs caring community members with Issaquah School District students.  VOICE volunteers work with students as one-to-one mentors one hour per week throughout the school year. Volunteers may choose to work as mentors supporting social skills and setting positive goals or as academic mentors with students on specifc subject matter.  All students benefit from your commitment.

Echo Glen Childrens Center has many ongoing volunteer opportunities.  Check out website here for more information on how you can help.

YWCA Family Village in Issaquah  is seeking volunteer instructors for dance, art, coding, cooking, photography and more !  Contact Victoria at for more information

Eastside Friends of Senior - Volunteer Drivers Needed

Compassion House Vounteers Needed - If you feel compelled or called to volunteer, please visit our website and click on the volunteer tab at the top of the page. 

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank needs volunteer drivers to pick up food from grocery stores and deliver food to seniors.
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.  Contact Person: Elizabeth Maupin (425)677-8043

YWCA Passage Point - Needs volunteers to participate in various children's support programs, everything from tutoring to gardening. 

Community Agency Newsletters & Upates

FAQ's about Hep A and Flu flyer
Health Care for the Homeless Network, 401 5th Avenue, Suite 1000, Seattle, WA 98104

King County Library Updates

Education and Training Resources Available through KCLS: Step 1: Go to the library website  Step 2: Click Online Library  Step 3: Select Education and Training under subjects (You may also choose A-Z Resources to see a list of all available online resources on the subject of continuing education and training).  Access to all KCLS resources is always free. To access from home, you will need your library card number and pin number. Students in the Issaquah School District can use their student ID and last 4 digits of Student ID number as pin. Teachers and ISD District Staff can use Skyward login and last 4 digits of Skyward login as the password. Some resources require the creation of an account in addition to library card or student ID.

Highlighted Resources:

1. Adult Education and Career Center. One-on-one, real-time assistance with professional tutors covering resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, or document proofing. Includes sample resumes, templates, and guidelines. Available daily, 2 pm - midnight.

2. Testing and Education Resource Center. Test preparation (eBooks and interactive practice for civil service, military, and academic admissions exams), school search, career exploration tools, and resume builder.

3. Lynda Video tutorials for software and computers skills

4. Mango and Dualingo for Language Learning: Language learning lessons with reading/writing/listening components. Many libraries also offer Citizenship, ESL and Talk Time classes. See Citizenship, Talk Time and ESL brochure for individual times and locations.

5. HS 21 program Earn your official High School Diploma. Must be at least 21 years old.  Call to be added to the waiting list 425-369-3443. Bellevue Library / Computer Lab, Room 6 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9–11am

6. Earn your official elementary and/or middle school diploma at Bellevue library.   FREE program in Spanish for adults of all nationalities. • You can study at your own pace. This is an individualized program. • Get your official elementary and or middle school Diploma by the SEP  (Mexican Secretary of Public Education) Come to any of these drop-in classes: Mondays, 10am–1pm Wednesdays, 5:30–8:30pm Saturdays, 10am–1pm For more information 425.369.3443 or email  

Spanish Literature Club at Newcastle Library

Family Book Club in Spanish   A reading program in Spanish for children ages 5 – 10 accompanied by their families. Learn through discussion and fun activities. Every fourth Tuesday of each month.   Lake Hills Library. Tuesday, January 23, 5:30pm

Also homework help and feedback for student papers. In person tutors are also available in most KCLS libraries for K-12 students. Visit for a complete list of tutors, locations and subject specialties.

Free ESL Citizenship and Talk Time Classes at Issaquah Library !  Citizenship: Learn how to become a US citizen and study for naturalization test, Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm   Talk Time: Practice speaking English, learn about American culture, and make friends, Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Information about Villages for Seniors: The bigger problem as we age is being isolated, lonely and feeling helpless. Villages are very attuned to bringing everyone into the community to address these issues. When you are part of a village you are included and invited to all activities that interest you.   Village Resources:  Village main website   Pasadena Village video how to create a village  Pasadena Village website:    Ellen’s Village website:

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Links from Jan. 16 meeting, with King County presenting Best Starts for Kids funding opportunities. King County is hoping more eastside cities and nonprofits apply for funding. They are interested in supporting smaller organizations and programs.

Helpful Flyers: Best Starts For Kids Overview      Best Starts For Kids Data Information    Best Starts For Kids Prenatal - Age 5 Program Information

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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 for posts to the Issaquah Nourishing Network website.

Date: 3rd Tuesday of every month

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30 pm

Convener: Cori Walters –

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

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