COVID-19 Response, Updated Statement, July 28, 2020

Announcements

Updated Statement on COVID-19

July 28, 2020

While the county remains in Phase 2 for now, Fishline will continue to provide food services with a food box pick up and remote client services. Please read below for more details.

Food Bank serving Poulsbo, Keyport, and Suquamish

Food Bank Pick Up Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday: 12 pm – 4pm

Wednesday: 2pm to 6pm

While the Market remains closed, we continue to offer curbside service for our clients. Our drive-through system is set up to serve the greatest number of people and adhere to the CDC guidelines for food pantries. Clients remain in their vehicle while volunteers gather their groceries and load them into their trunk. While they wait, the clients have the opportunity to select the produce they’d like and check out any weekly specials that are on display.

Appointments for food pick-up are scheduled over the phone with a Fishline staff person, by calling (360)779-5190. The staff member takes the client’s order and sets them up with a recurrent time and day for curbside pick-up each week. Client orders remain the same week to week. To simplify the distribution process, some of the groceries are boxed up ahead of time for distribution. We have a pre-packed box of staple pantry items such as cereal, pasta, rice, and canned items. We also offer dairy products, bread and baked goods, deli items, frozen meats, commodities, and have non-food sundries that are available upon request.

If you would like to be scheduled for a weekly pick-up, please call in and have one of our client services staff members walk you through the process. If you are not feeling well or cannot pick up your groceries, a friend, neighbor, or family member may pick-up groceries on your behalf. If needed, we offer grocery delivery to our clients, prioritizing elderly, sick, homebound, or high-risk clients.

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

Client Services

Fishline will continue to provide all non-food related services remotely. If you or someone you know, need help with…

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Employment support
  • Case management
  • Or other struggles 

Please call (360) 779-5190 so we can connect you to services and/or resources. 

Donations

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

Food Donations

We are only accepting non-perishable food at this time. Food donations are held up to 96 hours before distributing to reduce the spread of the virus. Here is a list of 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.

The designated drop-off area for non-perishable food is at the old Fishline building. Please look for signs directing you to the donation area.  

Financial Donations

We understand it might be difficult to get to a grocery store, and as such we are 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 most needed items. Your donation is very much appreciated it. You can share a financial gift directly to Fishline in one of the following ways: 

Second Season Donations

We are now accepting donations for our Second Season store on Tuesday and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., or until our storage area is full. Approved items (please see list below) can be dropped off at the old Fishline building at 19705 Viking Way.  When you arrive, please pull up in the delivery lane and wait for a Fishline volunteer to come greet you. We ask that all donors unload their own cars onto carts provided by our volunteers. 

Please note, due to storage capacity, we are not able to accept the following items:

  • Baby Equipment including car seats, cribs, strollers
  • Bed Pillows
  • Beds – mattresses, frames, head & foot boards
  • Electronics: Computers, Games, Stereos, Typewriters,
  • TVs
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Large Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Linens
  • Magazines, Encyclopedias
  • Medical equipment
  • Toys, Stuffed Animals (unless new in package)

Second Season Store Hours

We are open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For the safety of our shoppers and volunteers:

  • Donations are being received at the old Fishline building and held in quarantine for seven days prior to being moved to the store.
  • Shoppers are limited to 15 people in the store at a time, no more than two people per household.
  • To adhere to the state and county guidelines, we will be reminding shoppers of the social distancing requirement of 6 feet. 
  • Masks will be required in the store, except for children under the age of two. 
  • Dressing rooms will remain closed.
  • We ask that all directional signs be followed while shopping in the store.
  • The restroom is not open to the public.

Volunteers

Fishline strives to create an environment that brings out the best in our volunteers and in those whom we serve. During COVID-19, volunteers continue to be essential at the food bank, Second Season and gardens. However, we are following the CDC guidelines by asking those in the risk category, sick, or have an underlying health condition(s) to not volunteer at this time. 

Please contact Lidia Gamero, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@fishlinehelps.org for more information. We would love to see you join our team!