Redmond NN

Our shared purpose as the Redmond Nourishing Network is to support locally-owned solutions to fill the existing gaps that leave people hungry by weaving together the efforts, stories and ideas of individual and organizational networks. Together we can provide an abundance of nourishment for our communities.

Our efforts include helping people in Redmond become aware of the reality of hunger in our community, knowledgeable of organizations currently addressing hunger needs, and motivated to support local programs in order to form Redmond into a community where all are nourished as they need. Another focus is transformation, to change the way people think of and see hungry people in our community (the dignity of empathy), and to help all members of the Redmond community recognize many kinds of hunger in the people around them and themselves.


Redmond Food Box Program is returning for 2017/2018 School Year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We will once again be collecting food for families whose children receive free and reduced lunch at school.  The food is needed to support families over school breaks when the school lunch program is not available. We had a very successful collection last year! And we are excited to expand to support Redmond Middle School. The first collection day is Nov. 21 beginning at 7 am for the Thanksgiving Break.

We would love to have you - or your book club, Mom's Group, Boy Scout Troop, Girl Scout Troop or PTSA - put together a box of food for a family over the upcoming Thanksgiving break. If you are feeling called to contribute, here is the link to the Sign Up Genius to sign up. The link contains all the information you will need to be successful.

the link will need to be copied and pasted but don't let that stop you!

Thanks for helping Redmond families!



We have had a busy summer at Redmond Nourishing Networks! Check out some of our photos from  Redmond Derby Days. Next event is our food drive in October at Redmond Saturday Market.

Day of Service Ask:

Hey everyone,


Can you spread this around and help us get some traction?


Have over 500 people signed up but need about 1000 more!




Nancy MacPherson

Co-chair Day of Service



Food Box 2017 program a success!

Our first year of providing food for families who are food insecure was a great success, with 4 different collection and distribution days and a total of 20 families served. Thanks to our very generous Redmond community we had a lot of food! Here are some pictures of one of our days.



Community Immigration Forum

Everyone is welcome

Learn more about the complex issues of immigration from legal experts in the

field. This event is designed to help educate and inform our community. We

invite you to come share your concerns and ask questions.

Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center

16600 NE 80th St.

Redmond WA 98052

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

6-8 pm

English-Spanish translation will be provided.

Featured speakers:

▪ Jay Stratton, Attorney-at-Law

▪ Joan Thomas, Attorney-at-Law

▪ Kristi Wilson, Redmond Chief of Police

▪ City of Redmond

▪ Lake Washington School District

Hosted in partnership with:

-Lake Washington School District

-City of Redmond

-Eastside Legal Assistance Program 


Day of Service May 20



The arrival of March brings us closer for an opportunity at our Annual Day of Service to be held on May 20th.  


Anyone may help, from age 3-300 there will be a way to serve!  


We will be joining with many area congregations and non-profits this year to make a mighty force to make a difference in our communities.  


Just a sampling of opportunities that are being assigned:

            Eastside Baby Corner                        Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank

            Friends of Youth                                 Eastside Friends of Seniors

            FareStart                                            Adopt a Road

            Jubilee Reach thrift store                  Salmon Hatchery

            African Bike Drive


            And Many Many  more.  


Take the day to join and help our area, meet friends and make a difference! 


Out of town that day?  Aunt Ethel’s special birthday?  Never fear, there are so many ways to help without your presence on the 20th! 

Please consider a donation to purchase supplies needed for projects, including blanket material, paint, food for pantry packs, feeding the Habitat team,

and much more!  So many ways to help without being present!  



Have questions?  Please feel free to contact :  Linda Saddler at or Nancy MacPherson at















Next Food Box Day is March 30

Thank you all for the support you have given us as we roll out this new program to provide food for our LWSD families who are food insecure over school breaks.  This is the sign up for our last collection/distribution day of the school year. We hope you might feel encouraged to help us once more.


We wanted to introduce you to a new organization working with Redmon Nourishing Networks: is strictly a public service initiative designed to bring communities together by making volunteer opportunities easy to find and fun to participate in.  Volunteers include individuals, families, service clubs, faith organizations, government service initiatives, and youth and student groups.  It promotes volunteerism where volunteers can find opportunities that resonate with their interests.  There are no fees or obligations to participate.  Service projects are to be non-profit, non-political, and non-fundraising.

Hopefully, this will be a great new resource for you, either in looking for volunteers for your own projects, or for opportunities to volunteer for yourself or your companions. Check it out!


Hopelink Harvest:


Activity: Harvesting farm-fresh produce with Hopelink Harvest at Food Bank Farm for Hopelink food banks

Location: Food Bank Farm (located at Skylight Farm) in Snohomish, Washington

Address: 17319 Elliott Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296

When: Sundays 1-3pm July – October. [See harvest calendar for all available dates (available dates are in green)].

Groups 4-10 people scheduled July through October. Groups 10-50 scheduled August to September.


-          Please bring:  Closed-toe shoes, weather-appropriate clothing and accessories, non-glass water bottle, garden gloves.

-          Bathrooms: Portable bathroom located on-site.

-          Carpool: Carpooling is appreciated, please limit to 5 vehicles.

Contact info: Lindsey Robinson and 425-346-3581 (cell/text)


See harvest calendar for available Sundays (July – October, tabs along bottom. Open dates are in green.)

Thank you for offering 2-3 dates that might work for you and your group!  

Upcoming Events:

Hopelink Harvest



Our next Food Box Day is upon us!


December 15, 2016 at Redmond Presbyterian Church, 10060 166th Ave. NE

The Thanksgiving Food Box program was a great success. We had food for 11 families, with food leftover. The Winter Break we are hoping to feed 12 families, and due to the length of the break, we will be giving each family at least 3 boxes. If you are able to donate a box or two of food, here is the link to sign up: Just copy and paste!

Thanks so much!

  • Thanksgiving turkeys:

​       Some of the grocery stores in Redmond are offering free turkeys if you spend a certain amount in their store next week. If you find yourself with a turkey you do not need, would you consider accepting the turkey and then taking it to the Hopelink food bank, next week, either Monday or Tuesday?

The food list is below, as well as on the sign up genius website.


  • On November 19:

Redmond's Poultry Predictor Race:

Here is the link to sign up:

Open Kitchen is the recipient of a portion of the proceeds so if you haven't signed up yet, copy and paste the above  link and win your self a turkey while winnine yourself a turkey.

  • Redmond Food Box Program:

​       We are creating a program to provide food for families whose children receive free and reduced lunch, to provide food for school breaks, when free and reduced lunches aren't available to help students meet their nourishment needs.

       Our first event will be a collection of boxes of food this coming Thanksgiving break. 

  • The link to sign up is: If the link is not active, you can copy and paste.
  •       The suggested food list is:




    Instant Oatmeal



    Canned soup


    10.5 oz. can

    Canned vegetables


    14.5 oz. can

    Canned fruit


    15 oz. can



    32 oz. bag



    15 oz. can



    16 oz. box

    Peanut butter


    28 oz. jar



    48 oz. jar

    Cooking Oil


    32 oz. bottle



    3-5 lbs.

    Fresh vegetables


    5 pieces +

    Fresh fruit


    1 doz.


    Date: 11/22/2016 (Tue.)


    Location: Avondale Park


    Created by:  Redmond Food Box Program
  • Redmond Saturday Market Food Drive for Hopelink.  Every Saturday in October Redmond Nourishing Networks will be hosting a food drive for Hopelink. Come by. Say hi. Learn a little bit more about our network. And bring a bag of food.
  • Open Kitchen meal for anyone in need every Wednesday from 5-7pm at the United Methodist Church in Redmond.  Get more info!

Get Involved

Volunteer opportunities: We are looking for donors for our new food box program. We will be providing food boxes for Families whose children receive free and reduced lunch, over the longer school breaks. These breaks include Thanksgiving, Winter, Mid-winter and Spring Breaks. See above.

Friends of Youth and their newest shelter: If anyone is looking for additional donation opportunities, our newest transitional living home, New Ground Totem Lake, is still looking to establish a regular dinner donor schedule and receive dinner donations on Tuesdays throughout the month. This would require preparing enough food for 10 youth and delivering it to the location in Kirkland by 5:00 pm. If you are interested or would like further information about this opportunity, contact Jordan Iverson at

All are welcome to attend our monthly meetings:

Date: Second Monday of every month

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Location: The Old Redmond Schoolhouse 

Conveners: Kristen Muscott and Sandee Palmquist

Email Kristen  

Email Sandee

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