Please note that as of Monday, July 26, 2021 this announcement supersedes all previous policies.
Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees, volunteers, and clients. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplace and that requires full cooperation among our volunteers, staff, board, and clients that we serve. Only through this concerted effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our workers and our workplace.
On Monday, July 26th, Kitsap Public Health District released a joint statement here from local health officers recommending masks in indoor public spaces. We here at Fishline will require anyone inside of the Annex, market, Comprehensive Services Center (CSC), or Second Season to wear a mask, effective immediately. This step will reduce the risk of COVID-19 to the public including clients, partner agencies, staff, and volunteers and help decrease the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
Thank you for helping us all remain healthy and safe.
Since Fresh Start’s inception, Kitsap Rescue Mission has allowed Fishline use of their own mobile shower trailer. Because of their generosity, our clients have taken 232 showers since October 2020. At this time, Kitsap Rescue Mission needs the unit returned to assist their clients as they transition to a new location. But thanks to Faith Episcopal Church, we will not be closing Fresh Start! From July through to the end of August, our shower program will remain open at our regular hours at Faith Episcopal Church.
Our sincerest gratitude goes out to Kitsap Rescue Mission for their help in expanding our services to the community and to Faith Episcopal Church for providing us a space to continue serving our community with this important program.
As the weather changes and temperatures creep into the 100’s, the drive up food bank will be closed Monday, June 28. We do, however have non perishable foods left on pallets outside of the building. The current weather forecast is showing temperatures near 100 to 106 degrees and we feel this is the safest way to provide food for both our volunteers and clients.
For updates on when our Market will be closed due to weather, please check our Facebook.
Cooling Stations Across North Kitsap
Hot weather is coming and there will be three cooling centers open in Poulsbo and one in Kingston over the next few days. All are welcome at the following locations:
We welcome the public to learn more about the many programs we offer to the community in addition to our Food Bank. This “year-in-review” will also cover many of the challenges we overcame during the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020. Here at Fishline we believe in neighbors helping neighbors.
Listen to heartfelt experiences from our volunteers and clients on just how far we throw our community safety net. Meet our Board President and Director as we thank those who donate their time, money, food, and commodities to Fishline.