What Is An E-Box?


An example of what an E-box may contain.

In addition to the Front Market Services, NK Fishline provides an E-box for families in need.  Emergency food boxes, also known as an “E-boxes”, are available to clients once per month.

The size of these boxes depends on the size of your family, and includes food for balanced meals for four days. In order to qualify for the service, you would need to register with NK Fishline and live within the service area:  Poulsbo, Suquamish, and Keyport.

Asking for help can be intimidating — our aim is let you know how things work at NK Fishline so that you feel comfortable when coming to learn about our services.  Here’s what to expect when you are interested in an E-box:

  • After registering with the front desk or through client services, you would be given a checklist of items to select from.  These items may or may not be available, but helps our staff of volunteers put together a box of items from our available stock that would be best used by your family.  The checklist also considers whether or not there are any allergies, vegetarian preferences, dietary health concerns, and what food preparation equipment is available to you.  
  • You would then wait in a waiting area or use the E-box preparation time to shop in our Front Market.  When your name is called, you may be given a choice of our specialty items when they are available.  You can also expect some help to load your items into your car.  Courteous, friendly — and always very thoughtful of our client’s needs:  that’s the best way to describe this experience.  

To register for client services, use our online form or visit the food bank at 18916 NE Third Ave in Poulsbo.