The Fishline staff has worked this week to develop a response to the hazardous air quality conditions resulting from wildfires along the West coast. In order to protect the health of our volunteers, Fishline will be modifying the Food Bank and Second Season in the following ways…
Food Bank volunteers will prepare pre-bagged produce this week. We will return to the drive-up produce stand as soon as possible!
Second Season Donations will be put on hold until the air quality improves. As soon as it is safe for our volunteers to be spending long periods of time outside we will re-open our donation hours for Second Season! The Second Season store is still open and looking forward to seeing you!
Fishline Food Bank & Comprehensive Services is excited to announce Fresh Start, a mobile shower program for our unsheltered community members who do not have access to a shower. Fresh Start aims to promote the physical, emotional, and mental health of North Kitsap County’s most vulnerable individuals. “Unsheltered people are exposed to life-threatening illness every day, including COVID-19,” says Lauren Beck, Fresh Start Program Manager. “This program will help Fishline expand its safety net to address this emergent need at this unprecedented time.”
“Access to a shower is the most requested service by our unsheltered community members. We are honored to be able to provide this basic human service. We hope to create relationships and establish trust that supports our mission to provide food, emergency services and resources to transform lives,” says Sandra Allen, Client Services Manager.
Fishline is grateful to our community partners Kitsap Rescue Mission, the City of Poulsbo, Clear Creek RV, and Integrity Roofing who are supporting us in this program.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the suspension of Fishline’s HomeShare program. As we adjust to the new realities of life during COVID, difficult decisions must be made at every level. Although Fishline’s HomeShare program is unable to continue at this time, we are hopeful that shared housing will be an important part of the conversation in Kitsap County going forward.
If you are interested in pursuing shared housing and are open to living in Pierce county, we recommend reaching out to Shared Housing Services in Tacoma.
For those who are interested in seeking shared housing on their own, sharinghousing.com provides guidance and resources for creating successful shared living arrangements.
It has been a privilege to serve our participants, and we are grateful for the support and encouragement of our community.
Fishline will be closing in observance of Labor Day, 9/7/2020, to allow our staff and volunteers time with loved ones. If you are a client with a weekly delivery or pickup time on Mondays, please give us a call at 360-779-5190 for a one-time reschedule of your Monday delivery or pickup.