COVID-19 Response: Market & Client Services Changes as of April 8, 2020

News

Food Bank

Fishline will require that people call in to have a box of groceries put together. We are moving to pre-packed boxes with limited choices and one grocery pickup a week in an effort to serve the greatest number possible. Please call 360-779-5190 for grocery pickups and leave your name and number and a Fishline sfaff person or volunteer will call you back. Modified pick up hours are as follows: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday: 12 pm – 4pm
Wednesday: 2pm to 6pm

The volume of calls is increasing daily Our staff is returning calls for food orders and client services as quickly as possible. We are requesting that clients stay in their cars and drive through the delivery lane. Because of the drive through situation, for everyone’s safety, we are discouraging any walk-in orders other than those for clients who arrive on foot.

If you are not feeling well or cannot pick up your groceries, you can assign a friend, neighbor or family member to pick up for you. If you that is not possible, we can deliver. We are working on ways to get groceries and essentials to those at home: elderly, sick, or high risk. Please let the staff person who returns your call know if someone else is picking up your groceries or you need a delivery.

Please make sure to check back on our website or Facebook weekly for updates or changes.

Client Services

Fishline will continue to provide  all client services remotely via phone only. Please call (360) 779-5190 to arrange a phone appointment.

Donations

We are serving more households every week and continue to need your support.

Food Donations

Donations of food items (non-perishable only, please) will be accepted at the old Fishline building (please see the signs directing towards the Annex) and held for 96 hours to ensure no spread of the virus. Here are our most needed items:  Pasta, Chili (w/meat and w/out meat), Beef Stew, Soups, Top Ramen, Pasta Sauce, Canned Fruit, Canned Meat, Cooking Oil, Cereal, Sliced Bread, toilet paper, Diapers, sizes, 4, 5 & 6.

If people would prefer to donate non-perishables they can be dropped off at the annex at any time. There are directional signs letting people know where to go.  There’s a pallet outside the old building where donations of non-perishable items can be placed as they need to be sorted by the date they are received and held for a min. of 3 days prior to moving them to the main building for packing and distribution.

Financial Donations

We understand it might be difficult to get to a grocery store, and as such we are highly encouraging financial donations over food. Our buying power through Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline allow us to stretch our dollar further, while stocking our inventory with our client’s most needed items. Any donations you can provide financial, food, or gift cards will be very appreciated. You can share a financial gift directly to Fishline in one of the following ways: 

  • Mail: PO Box 1517, Poulsbo, WA  98370
  • In Person: Drive thru our delivery lane  and drop off at donation door or drop off in our secure mailbox on campus. 

Second Season

We have suspended accepting donations to Second Season Thrift Store for the current time.  We have closed the store and do not have the room to store items or staff on hand for the present time. We encourage you to recycle or repurpose appropriate clothing and materials into face covers if you are able; or offering them to others to do the same. Visit here for instructions or copy and paste the following link into your browser: <https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html>

Face Covers/Masks

We are in need of face covers for our staff, volunteers, and to give to our clients. Please visit here for instructions or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers between the ages of 18 and 65, with no pre-existing health conditions to help with packing food boxes in the market or delivering to those who are not able to pick up food. Please contact Lidia Gamero at volunteer@fishlinehelps.org for more information.