Fishline Inclement Weather Policy, Effective October 8, 2021


Employee, volunteer and client safety are priorities for Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services. Work closures, delays and early dismissals due to weather, road conditions, and power outages are always a possibility during periods of inclement weather. These guidelines outline when closures or delays will be implemented and outline how Fishline will notify employees, volunteers, and the community when this occurs.

The Management Team will monitor National Weather Service advisories for possible changes in conditions and weather-related events. When inclement weather is forecast, the following factors will determine if the predicted impacts to Fishline will warrant the need for closures, delays, or early dismissals:

  • Onsite Cameras
  • Road Conditions Report from Kitsap PUD
  • Weather Forecasts, School Closures
  • Potential for Power Outages
  • Local media

In the event of a closure or delay, all efforts will be made to notify employees, volunteers, and clients via email by 6:00AM. These notification efforts assume that you have access to electricity and internet and/or phone service. Communications staff will also place any closure information on the Fishline Website, the Facebook Page, and Twitter to warn clients and volunteers.
Please use common sense to assess the safety and practicality of the situation. In a regional power outage, for example, Fishline is likely to have no power.