FISHLINE’S 2022 ADAPTED VERSION OF THE STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE

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North Kitsap Fishline Food Bank & Comprehensive Services will be participating in the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on Saturday, May 14th. It’s just going to look a little different than in previous years.

To help ease the challenges of delivering donations, we’ll be accepting donations at three drop-off locations this year between 10am-2pm. Community members can bring their non-perishable items to the Poulsbo Post Office, Poulsbo Farmers Market, and to the main Fishline campus. Upon arrival at one of these locations, simply look for a pop-up tent and Fishline volunteers. They will help collect your donations! Below you can find a list of Fishline’s most needed items.

Most Needed Items:

Honey, jam/jellies, chili, ravioli, ramen, can fruit, condiments, honey, stews, SpaghettiOs, fresh fruit & veggies, flour, granulated sugar, condiments (mustard, ketchup, mayo, BBQ sauces, etc.) salad dressings, non-soda drinks, water, and cat food.

If you have questions about drop-off locations and times, feel free to call us at (360) 779-5190 or email info@fishlinehelps.org. Fishline is located at 19705 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

We are grateful to postal and rural letter carriers and the community for your efforts in helping us stamp out hunger this year. These items will help meet the immediate needs of the people we serve here at Fishline Food Bank & Comprehensive Services. We’ll announce on our social media a total poundage amount after the event. Thank you!

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Fishline is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide food and access to resources that offer stability, improve health and well-being, and help people onto a path to self-sustainability. Established in 1967.


A Kitsap Great Give Message from Fishline’s Executive Director

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Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services has been a trusted resource in North Kitsap for the past 55 years! One of our major fundraising events is the Kitsap Great Give and that begins in FIVE days on April 19th. Please mark your calendars and consider selecting us as your charity of choice to help provide food, financial assistance, free counseling, and essential services to your neighbors in need. For each contribution made during this 24-hour period Fishline will receive additional funds from a bonus pool. And we are so excited that MJ Trust has kindly agreed to match funds donated from 3pm-8pm (up to $10,000) on the day of the event!

Can’t wait to donate or too busy on April 19th? That’s ok! Early giving has begun. You can donate early by going to https://www.kitsapgreatgive.org/profile/s/fishline.

And please watch our social media pages the day of to hear client, staff, and volunteer stories to learn more about our organization.


Lori Maxim
Fishline Executive Director


Watch Fishline’s Annual Community Meeting!

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Thank you so much for attending our annual community meeting. We are grateful to you all! In case you missed it or want to watch it again, you can find it below.


Fishline Announces 2nd Annual Community Meeting

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North Kitsap Fishline is excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Community Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 7, at 5:30pm via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend! This year’s meeting will focus on the goals set by the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan and its implementation in the next three years.

Our Executive Director and members of our board will also share 2021 challenges and highlights, provide an update on our operations, examine unmet needs within North Kitsap, and answer the community’s questions. Our treasurer will report on the financial state of Fishline. 

This will also be a great opportunity for the community to learn more about the staff, board, and volunteers that make it all happen. This will help put a face to the name here at Fishline! 

Visit www.fishlinehelps.org or call us at (360) 779-5190 to learn how to register for this informative session. Or click here to register.

Have a question you would like to ask us to address in this meeting? Email communications@fishlinehelps.org


Message from Lori Maxim, Fishline’s Executive Director: Mask Information

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Dear Clients,

As many of you know, Governor Inslee is lifting the mask restrictions for indoors as of March 12th. Based upon input from staff, volunteers, and clients, Fishline has decided to continue to require masks in all public areas for the next 30 days.

We did not make this decision easily. Our market is very small and several clients have told us they would be unable to continue shopping if the masking requirement was lifted. In our Comprehensive Services Center, we have a dental clinic; the CDC still requires masks for all medical clinics.

Our team will continue to monitor and determine any protocol changes, based on current data provided by the Kitsap County Department of Health. Thank you so much for your patience. I sincerely hope in the next few months, we can continue to remove restrictions.

With Gratitude,

Lori Maxim

(360) 208-0103

Director@Fishlinehelps.org