Coronavirus Community Assistance
View press release on new
Food Pantry operations
This week, the City closed the Luther Burbank Admin Building, transitioned remaining Youth and Family Services staff to telecommuting, and moved
operations to the nearby Community and Event Center.
The Food Pantry has also shifted towards offering only gift cards to patrons, via drive-up service.
To donate $25 or $50 food cards to its operations
, please use the new (temporary) dropbox inside the Police Lobby at City Hall (9611 SE 36th Street), or mail them to MIYFS (2040 84th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040). Please contact Tambi Cork, Community Development and Administrative Manager, at
for questions regarding food pantry donations and operations.
In other community news,
New Seasons Market on Mercer Island
has reserved 8:00am-9:00am (Monday-Friday) as a Senior Shopping Hour; the Senior Discount is also extended to all open hours, Monday-Friday, as a courtesy.
also recently agreed to a similar program, reserving 7:00-8:00am for Senior Shopping on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The City thanks the rest of the community in advance for their understanding and voluntary compliance; please call each supermarket with questions about eligibility.
Finally, according to regional authorities, the Pacific Northwest's blood supply has significantly decreased due to extensive blood drive cancellations and closure of businesses and universities. For the sake of all future patients,
is urging the community to step up and donate if eligible. Visit