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6 Aug 2019

IFCB Delivery Truck displays Rotary Logo! Come see this Friday!

by Jason Cherney

This Friday morning, August 9th, the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank will have their new delivery truck on display in the parking lot at Glendale as you come down the stairs.

The IFCB, beneficiary of a 2017 Community Service Major Grant from the BBRC, purchased a new delivery truck. This year the BBRC provided funds to help allow the IFCB to equip the truck with backup cameras and a heavy duty lift gate. Mike Hatada, IFCB Manager, will briefly share the impact of this new truck on the services they are able to provide to Eastside communities.


17 Feb 2018

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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