Our Issaquah community is proud to rally to serve our neighbors in need, and nowhere does that sense of doing for others come through more than on Thanksgiving Day. All of us at Juniper Capital are thrilled to spotlight The Issaquah Turkey Trot, a noble event with a vital community purpose: helping those in need of food and clothing. Even in the most prosperous communities, there is often an entire hidden population struggling. We are thankful for the Turkey Trot because it benefits The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, which is there to provide support to hundreds of local families each week.  Juniper Capital is headquartered in this town and our team applauds this community effort. We encourage everyone to come out and support it, no matter where you live!

The beneficiary is worth noting. It’s existed humbly for nearly 50 years! In 1971, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank organization started as one neighbor helping another, then word spread and the need was clear. In the decades to come, a few building changes occurred, a board formed and nonprofit status followed. Today it also provides case management, youth feeding programs, a Groceries to Go food delivery program, holiday gift programs, school supplies, toiletries and more to local families in need. Issaquah Turkey Trotters have donated more than $370,000 to the food bank over the past nine events!

So before your big feast, consider a quick Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 28) turkey trot! Bring the whole family, wear Thanksgiving costumes and adornments if you dare, and meet at 9 a.m. on Bush St. between the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and the Issaquah Community Center. You can run, walk, hop, skip or trot the 3.12-mile course.

Some of the Juniper Capital family plans to attend and cheer on the trotters, and we hope you’ll come trot on Thanksgiving, too. Sign up for the Issaquah Turkey Trot here!