Many people view the Sammamish-Issaquah area as very affluent, but there are many people in our community who are in need. Faith Church seeks to foster and maintain relationships with local organizations that are meeting needs, such as food insecurity, affordable housing, and emergency supplies. Below are the organizations we partner with most often with volunteer opportunities for each.
Our friends at Tent City 4 are currently residing at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. Church members, friends, and neighbors are invited to get involved in supporting the TC4 residents with some basics. They are always looking for community partners to assist them.
Contact Pam in the church office with further questions, or you can call TC4 directly at 206-618-3901.
Hot Meals are served on weekday evenings at the Issaquah Fire Station for any person in need of a hot meal. Faith Church volunteers provide meals every 3rd Monday of each month for 35-45 guests. Currently there are two options for being involved:
- Prepare and drop off food only.
- Prepare and serve food at the fire station.
Our congregation regularly collects and delivers food to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.
Take a minute and consider who the food bank serves: The working poor. The newly homeless. Struggling seniors. The mentally ill. Whether underemployed or unemployable, the victim of tough times or tough streets, representing a long-term need or a short-term crisis, we try to help everyone who comes to us. Our clients range from newborn to over 90; individuals to single parents to entire families; working, unable to work and unable to find work. But one thing that many clients have in common? They never expected to need our help.
Watch for periodic updates on what is most needed at the Food Bank. Currently, the Food Bank is most in need of regular volunteers to staff their evening food pantry pick-up project.
Every year, Faith Church sponsors a day of service aimed at fighting hunger in our community and raising awareness of this continued issue in our local community and around the globe.
We partner with Lake Washington Schools Foundation Pantry Packs to pack bags of food which provide weekend meals for hungry Lake Washington School District students. All ages are invited to come together to pack supplies for hunger relief.
Packing events are on hold due to the pandemic.
World Relief provides a soft landing for refugees by helping adults find jobs and housing, helping get kids enrolled in school, providing training opportunities and legal services, providing ministry in the detention center, and even offering a community garden where refugees can work the soil to grow food from home. They have welcomed refugees from all over the world since 1979. They are currently helping many refugee families from Ukraine and Afghanistan.
World Relief is a Christian-based organization that generally doesn’t verbally evangelize their faith; instead they live out their Christian values of love and welcome through their actions and deeds every single day. Check out this uplifting video highlighting their work.
Find out more here: worldreliefseattle.org