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, Nov 21st, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Front St. Issaquah

There will not be a meeting in December.

Special Veterans Day Event: VETERANS DAY OPEN MIC TOWN HALL Come celebrate Veterans Day; listen and learn from veterans who want to share the pride, grief, or quiet appreciation of life that war bestowed upon them. Saturday, November 11, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle Light refreshment provided. This is a free event. For planning purposes, please RSVP by dialing 425-584-8387 ext. 1

Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness - click  here latest update

Resource Talk also has a list of shelter information at this link

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 (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.  In December, will be moving to Mary Queen of Peace, Sammamish

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

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 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
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 (10:00AM – 12:00PM)
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

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

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.


  • 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

The Issaquah Turkey Trot is a fun & casual 5K (3.12 miles) on Thanksgiving morning benefiting the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. There are no prizes, bibs, time chips, or numbers. The purpose is to come together as families and as a community during the Thanksgiving holiday and help those in need.  We encourage Thanksgiving costumes & accessories!. Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, 2017 at 9:00am‚Äč

Register by Sunday, Nov. 5th to guarantee a Tshirt !    Volunteers also needed !

Who: Everyone of all ages is invited to join in the fun! This is a wonderful Thanksgiving tradition for your entire family. 

Cost: Participants 11 and older is $30 (includes performance t-shirt)  Participants 10 and younger is $15 (includes cotton t-shirt, gobble wobble punch card & prize at the finish line).

Holiday Gift Barn is coming !  Volunteers are needed Dec. 4th & 5th, 1pm - 7pm.  The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank needs almost 100 volunteers each day for helping with the Holiday Gift Barn. This is a great volunteer opportunity for groups of friends, businesses and families. Most shifts are for ages 16 and up, but there are limited opportunities available for children ages 12-15. Volunteer registration will open November 1 here.

Meaningful Movies: Sustainable 6:30 PM, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Location: Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive Issaquah,WA

A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it.  “Sustainable” is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

Save The Date !  Lunch For The Break is coming Dec 18th & 19th.  Choice of 3 locations to drop off donations on Dec 18th, and for families to pick up on Dec 19th.  Registration for families and donors now open

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

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.  If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brynnen Bailey-Lewis @ or call 425-395-4357.

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.  Please see flyer for programs currently open for volunteer opportunities !   

Community Agency Newsletters & Upates

From Plateaupians for Peace:

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.


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

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


King County Library Updates

Upcoming programs for teens/tweens at the Issaquah Library !

Human Rights: Theory and Application
Monday, November 20, 2017 (6:30PM – 8:00PM)
Description: One of the central characteristics of modernity is the recognition, promotion, legislation, and protection of human rights. But what are they? Is there a list? Where do they come from? Are they purely a Western construct? And what is the relationship between human rights, ethics, and politics? Dr. Smith will address these issues and take questions from the audience.

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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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