Community Cornucopia

To help support those in our community experiencing food insecurities, The Children’s Garden School participates in the Issaquah-Sammamish Food Project program that aids the Issaquah Food Bank through bi-monthly coordinated collection and delivery of requested donation items.

Garden families are invited to be contributors by shopping and delivering donations. 

We encourage you to include your children in this enriching giving opportunity. Children can help shop for items and deliver them to school. 

Additionally, your family can sign for a turn as Children’s Garden Food Fairy and experience the buzz of donation day. Garden staff will help load your vehicle the Friday before donation day. When you arrive to deliver our school’s donations, volunteers from the Issaquah-Sammamish Food Project will unload your vehicle and give you more green bags to bring to school.  It’s a brief but exciting experience to see our community at work.

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April Donation Drop-off and Request List

February

  1. Canned Tuna
  2. Canned Fruit (mandarins, pineapple, peaches are popular) 
  3. Hamburger Helper/Pasta Roni/Rice a Roni 
  4. Peanut Butter (16 oz jars only please, no jumbo size) 
  5. Cereal/Oatmeal
  6. White Rice (2 lb. bags only please) 
  7. Condiments
  8. Pasta
  9. Pasta Sauce
  10. Diapers size 4,5,6 and Pull-ups 
  11. Baby wipes 
  12. Deodorant 
  13. Toothbrushes
  14. Toothpaste 

We will be collecting donations in the office

Anytime before 11:15am, Friday, April 19

Food
Cereal
Canned Tuna/Chicken/Salmon
Hearty Soup (Progresso, Campbell’s Chunky, etc.)
Canned Pasta (Chef Boyardee, Annies)
Canned Beans/Chili
Hamburger Helper/Pasta Roni/Rice a Roni
Pasta/Pasta Sauce
Protein Bars/Snacks
Sugar (5 lb bags only please)
Jam/Jelly

Toiletries
Baby Wipes
Diapers sizes 4,5,6
Incontinence Pull Ups (Men’s/Women’s/Unisex all sizes)
Feminine Maxi pads (not mini pads or thins)
Shampoo

What's it all about?

The Children’s Garden school has volunteered to take part in a community service group called the Issaquah-Sammamish Food Project. Garden families are invited to be contributors.  Below are the details:

What is it?
The Issaquah Sammamish Food Project is an outreach program of the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. The I-S Food Project is organized by neighborhoods to help provide a more consistent supply of the items most needed by members of our community.

How does it work?
It’s pretty simple. We have a green reusable grocery bags in the office, with a list of desired items and a timeframe you can drop them off.  You can buy up to a bag full of the needed items (or more if you want) and leave it in the Movement Room within designated week to be picked up that Saturday.  You are welcome to take a new bag with a new list and a new drop off week.  Staff and family volunteers deliver the bags to the Food Bank collection point and get a new set of bags. If you are interested in helping deliver donations to the Food Bank on the designated Saturday, please let the office know.

How often will we be collecting bags?
The drop off window is the week prior to a designated Saturday every other month. That means you can fill a bag once every other month.

Who gets the food?
The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank serves community members within the Issaquah School District boundaries.

Is it tax deductible?
It sure is.  We can provide you with forms to complete and include with your tax returns.

What items should I purchase to put in the bag?
We will have a list of Food Bank desired items for each collection. See below for our current list of needs.

If you’d like to help, please stop by the office and we’ll give you a bag, list of Issaquah Food Bank desired items and drop off window.

Take a Turn as Children's Garden Food Fairy

Let us know if you can take a turn delivering our school donations at 10 am on their collection day at the Food Bank Warehouse at 930 7th Ave NW, Issaquah (“At Work” Bldg.). There are volunteers on hand to gather donations and resupply our green bags.

February

  1. Canned Tuna
  2. Canned Fruit (mandarins, pineapple, peaches are popular) 
  3. Hamburger Helper/Pasta Roni/Rice a Roni 
  4. Peanut Butter (16 oz jars only please, no jumbo size) 
  5. Cereal/Oatmeal
  6. White Rice (2 lb. bags only please) 
  7. Condiments
  8. Pasta
  9. Pasta Sauce
  10. Diapers size 4,5,6 and Pull-ups 
  11. Baby wipes 
  12. Deodorant 
  13. Toothbrushes
  14. Toothpaste