Fresh Start Mobile Shower Temporarily Closed

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Fishline’s shower program is temporarily closed as the mobile shower unit used for this program was needed at the Kitsap Rescue Mission due to a Covid-19 outbreak at their shelter. The mobile shower unit will be returned to Fishline as soon as the Kitsap Rescue Mission is able to safely offer showers at their facility.

Fishline would like to take this opportunity to thank Kitsap Rescue Mission for lending us their mobile shower unit. Since starting the Fresh Start program in October, Fishline has provided 136 showers because of their generosity!

If you need a shower, please call 360-779-5190. Fishline will provide a referral to the Kingston Village Green as well as bus tickets for transportation if needed.

Thank you for your understanding. We hope the closure will be brief.


Inclement Weather Policy

Announcements

Fishline follows the North Kitsap School District “In Person Learning” inclement weather policy for closure. If “In Person Learning” is cancelled at schools due to snow accumulation, the food bank and administrative services offices will also be closed. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.

For client services, please contact: frontdesk@fishlinehelps.org

Volunteers, in the event that we are open, please remember to make your personal safety a priority and contact us if you are not able to come in at  Volunteer@fishlinehelps.org.


Fishline is Hiring! Learn about Our Available Positions

Announcements

Market Assistant

Reports to: Market Manager
Time Commitment: Full-time 40+ hours/week
Job Location: Poulsbo, WA (Remote not possible)
Compensation $17.00/hour. Position is also eligible for PTO and a monthly healthcare allowance.

Position Summary:

The Market Assistant will assist the Fishline Market and Facilities Manager (MFM) in performing all tasks related to providing great customer service to our clients, food intake and outflow, as well as overall daily operation of the Market itself. This will include, but is not limited to, food safety best practices; workspace sanitization and upkeep; recording, weighing, sorting, stocking and display of grocery rescue, incoming food drives, Northwest Harvest, Food Life Line, Commodities, and individual donations. It also includes driving a company van and using a forklift to organize our food storage area. The Market Assistant will uphold and be exemplary of Fishline’s Culture of Respect by being respectful, informed, welcoming liaison between clients, volunteers and staff.

View the full job description and apply for this position through Indeed HERE or copy and paste the following into your browser: https://www.indeed.com/job/market-assistant-d35920ab2e7ce415


Data Analyst and Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director
Time Commitment: 20 hours/week
Hourly Wage: DOE

Position Summary:

The Data Analyst and Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Executive Director, staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors to monitor, analyze, and report on all required Fishline metrics and impact documents. This position is critical for Fishline to maintain our funding and incoming food contributions from various partners in Kitsap County, the state, and the country. The ideal candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, able to juggle many priorities, and consistently shows up with constructive ideas and a positive attitude. S/he is incredibly detail-oriented, and isn’t afraid to stop by someone’s office or pick up the phone to call and get their questions answered. They care deeply about proving social impact and writing detailed and comprehensive reports. This person is highly attuned to deadlines, and can often be found triple checking report numbers before hitting “submit”. This position requires someone who also has experience with grant writing and is willing to learn new databases and software’s as Fishline looks to expand its technological capacity and CRM systems. S/he possesses a growth mindset and is committed to carrying out Fishline’s mission and vision.

View the full job description and apply for this position through Indeed HERE or copy and paste the following into your browser: https://www.indeed.com/job/data-analyst-and-coordinator-17c496a2dff75c18


Communications & Marketing Coordinator Job Announcement

Reports to: Executive Director
Time Commitment: 25 – 30 hours/week
Hourly wage range: DOE, Starting at $18/hour

Position Summary:

The Communications & Marketing Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Executive Director, staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors to plan, coordinate, and administer all aspects of marketing, community outreach, and donor engagement for Fishline. The ideal candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, able to juggle many priorities, and consistently shows up with constructive ideas and a positive attitude. S/he is relationship-oriented, and able to build strong connections both on this team and within the broader community. This position requires someone who is a bonafide Jack or Jill of all trades: confident with all forms of communication, super tech-savvy, and willing to adapt in order to fulfill the needs of the organization in the moment. S/he possesses a growth mindset and is committed to carrying out Fishline’s mission and vision.

View the full job description and apply for this position through Indeed HERE or copy and paste the following into your browser: https://www.indeed.com/job/communications-marketing-coordinator-dcc9f62dd30c0336


Fishline Status Update: Message from the Executive Director

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The past two weeks have been a crazy time at Fishline, where we experienced our first positive case of COVID-19 in the Market.  We are proud of our track record over the past eleven months, where we served thousands of community members during a pandemic, and remained COVID free.

 In response to notification of a positive test, we immediately closed our facilities and contacted all volunteers who may have been exposed and consulted the Kitsap Health Department and ensured that we were following the CDC guidelines.

Our friends at ServPro showed up on a moment’s notice to deep clean all of our facilities. We want to send out a special thank you to the thirty-two new volunteers and many of our regular volunteers who answered the call for help. These super heroes helped feed close to 400 families this past week!

We worried about our volunteers and co-workers, who were in quarantine, hoping that none of them would get sick. The good news is no one did. Our staff have all tested negative for COVID-19 and we have heard the same from many of our volunteers who may have been exposed. 

The volunteer who contracted COVID is on the mend, and we wish them a speedy recovery.

To alleviate future outbreaks, we have decided to update some of our policies. Here are the changes:

  • To prevent cross contamination:  All Fishline Volunteers will be asked to volunteer at only one program and one shift per week. (for example; only at Second Season or only in the Market).
  • There will be a 15-minute window between shift changes to reduce exposure. Please be prepared to leave your shift on time, unless it is as the end of the day.
  • It is recommended to double up on masks to reduce exposure.
  • We are updating contact information for all volunteers and expect them to complete a volunteer Emergency Contact Form and return it to the Volunteer Manager by February 15, 2021. 

Fishline COVID-19 Policies:

  • You are required to wear a mask at all times and practice mandated six feet social distance guidelines.
  • Volunteers must sign a waiver and check your temperature at the beginning of each shift.
  • Review/sign and adhere to our COVID-19 Safety and Health Guidelines for Volunteers 
  • We ask volunteers who may be at risk or not feeling well to stay home and take care of themselves. If you need to cancel or change your shift, email: Volunteer@fishlinehelps.org.
  • We strongly recommend those with an underlying medical health condition (visit the CDC for more information.) not to volunteer at this time.
  • According to the CDC and Kitsap Health department guidelines quarantining for 14 days is the safest option if you have been exposed someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Those who volunteered on 1/12, 1/14 and/or on 1/19 are asked to quarantine for 14 days and to contact your provider for additional guidance.
  • If you need to get tested, please visit the following links for site locations:

https://www.kitsapgov.com/Pages/Kitsap-COVID-19-Test-Site.aspx

https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/

COVID-19 Vaccination

For those who are wondering about when Fishline staff or volunteers will be eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccination. Fishline is following the CDC guidelines. To learn more please visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations.html

https://kitsappublichealth.org/CommunityHealth/CoronaVirus_Vaccine.php

Client Services

The team is providing their services remotely.  For those who do not have a telephone there are staff available to assist on-site. Additionally, we are only allowing one family in the lobby at a time.

 Market

Has changed their shifts to not overlap and to reduce the possible exposure.

Monday & Friday

  • 1st shift 8am-11:30am
  • 2nd shift 11:45am-4:15pm

Wednesdays (2 additional shifts)

  • 3rd shift 12:30pm-3pm
  • 4th shift 3:30pm-6:30pm

Second Season

Is open from 10am to 5pm Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

We receive donations at the old Fishline building on Viking (behind the new Fishline building) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 2pm.

Fresh Start Shower Program: Operating: Mondays & Fridays 10am-2pm; Wednesdays 12pm-4pm.

Upcoming Closure Dates: Monday, February 15th in observance of President’s Day

I would be happy to answer any questions you have or just say Hi!   I can be reached at:

Lori Maxim
Director@fishlinehelps.org
360-208-0103

For a printable copy of this announcement, please click here.


Free Kitsap County Community COVID-19 Testing Sites

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Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center, in partnership with various community organizations, offer drive-through community COVID-19 testing sites. These sites provide additional low-barrier testing options. Results are typically available within 3 to 4 days (72-96 hours) of your test. Results may take longer due to high testing volumes at the lab or other unforeseen circumstances. 

Testing is available regardless of health insurance status. A medical appointment is not required for testing. (When asked to provide insurance or payment information, you can choose “uninsured” as tests are free and insurance is not required).

Testing is available for anyone who: 

Advance registration and an appointment are required

To ensure adequate testing supplies and avoid long wait times, those needing COVID-19 testing must register online or by phone to schedule an appointment.

Click here for the most current list of testing sites or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://www.kitsapgov.com/Pages/Kitsap-COVID-19-Test-Site.aspx

Please make sure to call your health provider for additional guidance per the CDC and Kitsap Health Department.