Fishline is Hiring: Volunteer Coordinator

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Fishline Food Bank & Comprehensive Services in Poulsbo, WA is seeking an experienced Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, orient, train and manage its 300 volunteers.  This position is responsible for managing the dynamic weekly schedule of 150 volunteers for the food bank, along with volunteers in other program areas.  Currently 32 hrs/week M-F, with occasional evening and weekend work. Starts at $30,000 with paid sick and vacation and a medical stipend.  We’re looking for a confident, organized people person who is a great communicator, tech savvy, and can go with the flow of a busy schedule.  Possible increase to full-time next year.

Send your resume and cover letter to us by Monday July 1st, 2019.

Patti Dudley, Executive Director
director@fishlinehelps.org



Summer Food for Thought

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We are now accepting registrations for Fishline’s Summer Food for Thought Program. You must be a North Kitsap School District student under the age of 18. Registration forms are available from counselors at all North Kitsap Schools until June 21, 2019. After that, registration will be available at Fishline, Monday through Friday during food bank hours of operation, and at all food bag pick up sites during their distribution times, beginning July 10th.

Questions? Contact Linda at (360) 779-4191, ext 100.


Closed on Memorial Day

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Fishline will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day and reopen on Tuesday at 10am.


Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2019

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The 27th Annual Postal Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be on Saturday, May 11th. Set out your non-perishable food well before your letter carrier’s normal pick-up time and they will deliver to Fishline!

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? On May 11th bring your family, friends, co-workers, or organization to Fishline for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive! We will need lots of help and there is plenty to do. Also, we will feed you lunch! Click and respond to the Facebook event here, and let our Volunteer Coordinator Diana know you are coming and the size of your group at volunteer@fishlinehelps.org.

US POSTAL SERVICE “STAMP OUT HUNGER” FOOD DRIVE – is just days away, read on to see how you can be part of this important fun event!

SATURDAY, MAY 11 – 11:00 AM until 5:30~ISH.

For those of you who’ve never experienced it, this is our single biggest food drive of the year.

Last year’s drive totaled 17,743 lbs of food to re-stock the food bank, which sustains us until the Holiday food drives begin each November.

In other words, IT’S AN IMPORTANT EVENT!
What else is it, you ask?

It’s a BBQ (beer-soaked brats and all the fixings) It’s music! It’s fun!

And there are LOTS of jobs for everyone that we hope you can help us with – such as:

*Set-up & take-down teams
*Route drivers ( 18 teams of 2)
*Volunteer check-in table
*Servers (of all the wonderful food!)
*Unloaders (of the cars coming in filled with donations)
*Weigh-table (to weigh and tally the lbs)
*Sorters – LOTS of them
*Storage organizers

DRIVERS: Start time: ~10:30am and 11:00 am. Teams of 2 follow postal routes and pick up food that donors have left by their mailboxes.

When their cars are full, they return to Fishline where teams onsite will unload, weigh & record the lbs they’ve collected. If necessary, those driver teams will go back out to finish the route they’ve been assigned.

ONSITE VOLUNTEERS: Choose from the jobs above. We’ll give you complete instructions, as well as your start-times. (Set-up usually begins ~9:00 am; take-down usually begins ~5:00 pm – to be confirmed.)

CALL OR EMAIL DIANA at volunteer@fishlinehelps.org


Current needs, 4/19

Most Needed items

This week’s most needed items: boxed cereal, tampons, pasta (other than mac and cheese), canned diced tomatoes, milk, eggs, and yogurt.

Food donations that are not expired and are unopened, may be dropped off at Fishline Monday thru Friday during the following hours:

  • Monday: 8:30am to 2:45pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am to 2:45pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am to 6:45pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am to 2:45pm
  • Friday: 8:30am to 2:45pm

Look for the “Donations” door located in the front of our building.  If no one greets you immediately, please ring the large white doorbell, and someone will be right there to help you.  Receipts are always offered, should you need one. Fishline will accept both perishables (including dairy, eggs, fresh fruits &  vegetables, garden produce etc.) as well as non-perishables. We are also happy to receive baby food, diapers, wipes, household cleaning supplies and personal care items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, razors, lotion, feminine hygiene products, etc.)

You can also support Fishline by dropping off food donations in our collection barrels at any of the following locations:

Big blue Fishline donation barrels are located near the entrance at:

  • Central Market
  • Safeway
  • Red Apple
  • Liberty Bay Bank
  • 1st Security Bank