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17 February 2018
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Rotarians come together in helping Food Bank purchase a refrigerated delivery truck

by Kaj Pedersen

From left, Tom Leonidas, Adam Mihlstin with the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club; Mike Hatada and Cori Walters with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank; Pat Turner (ADG), Alex Hopkins (DG), and President Kaj Pedersen

BBRC are thrilled to work Rotary clubs from Issaquah, Sammamish and our own District 5030 in securing $39,500 for a truck that will help Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank distribute food to our community in need. 

IFCB has 200 volunteers a week loading and unloading food and other items into and out of personal vehicles and one small van that IFCB owns. Because IFCB provides perishables, IFCB is limited to the amount of people it can serve and the communities it can reach.

Cori Walters noted that, “In 2017 IFCB received 1,086,083 pounds of donated food of which 66% was donated by local grocery stores. These donations totaled 717,000 pounds and was picked-up and delivered by volunteers in their own vehicles! Our goal is to expand our mobile delivery program and create increased food security for our customers.” 

That is Rotary in action!

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