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  • Supporting local farms: Get fresh produce, berries, flowers, cheese and more using King County’s new Local Food Finder

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    King County Executive Dow Constantine today launched Local Food Finder, an interactive map that identifies convenient ways customers can get fresh produce, berries, flowers, meat, honey, cheese, and more delivered from local farms to their doorstep, to a nearby pickup location, or picked up directly at the farm.

    The mobile-friendly map is one of several ways King County is supporting local farmers who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted farmers markets and restaurant sales. It is a product of the Local Food Initiative that Executive Constantine created in 2014 to strengthen King County’s local food economy and increase equitable access to healthy, affordable food.

    “We are making it easier than ever to get fresh food and flowers delivered directly from local farms or arrange for convenient pickup right at the farm,” said Executive Constantine. “Our new Local Food Finder is one of many ways we are supporting farmers who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to mobilize resources and offer innovative solutions that connect farmers to more customers, strengthening our local food economy.” Read the full story.

  • New Emergency Feeding Program from Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

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    Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank has rolled out a new Emergency Feeding Program that will deliver to any Sammamish resident in need. Traditionally, this agency has served only the south end of our city, with our partners at Hopelink providing services on the north end. However, for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank has very kindly agreed to deliver to all of Sammamish’s residents requiring services. Please note that this offer of citywide service applies only the Emergency Delivery Program. Get started here.

    Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank will consider the following questions in determining if your household qualifies for delivery:

    Transportation: Do you have transportation to and from the Food Bank? If so, you should utilize their pick-up model. If not, you may qualify.

    Health: Do you have a serious health condition that makes it hard for you to get to the Food Bank?

    Employment schedule: Are you part of an essential service employment team and are unable to make it to the food bank during our regular distribution hours?

    Live in our Food Bank service area: The Food Bank serves the following zip codes: 98027, 98029, 98075 and 98059. For this temporary food delivery, we will also be serving those living in the 98074 zip code.

    If you meet the criteria above, you may be eligible for temporary delivery service. Please contact Erin at erin@issaquahfoodbank.org or 425-392-4123 ext. 16 to learn more.

  • Governor Inslee Announces Washington Food Fund

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    Today Governor Inslee announced the launch of WA Food Fund to ensure every Washingtonian can put food on the table during this crisis. This resource will provide to Sammamish residents in need, and it also accepts donations from residents wishing to help families in the community.

    Watch the announcement video from Governor Inslee:


  • King County Publishes New Emergency Food Access Resource

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    Public Health - Seattle & King County has created a new page containing information about food access programs and services to help support King County residents during this difficult time. Categories include General food resources; Food delivery resources; Food pick-up resources; Older adults and people with disabilities; Pregnant people, new moms and children under age 5; Children; People without shelter or who have low incomes (including teens); For U.S. citizens and legal immigrants; and State and federal resources.