Fishline Raises Vital Funds at Summer Escape Annual Gala

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On Friday, July 15th, Fishline’s annual Summer Escape fundraiser brought more than 160 guests together to celebrate and raise vital funds for our communities most vulnerable neighbors in need.

Located in the beautiful Heronswood Gardens, this instrumental fundraiser was raised more than $177,000 in funds to help our community. The raise the paddle portion brought in $51,000, which is the most ever raised during this segment of the program!

“Not only is this Fishline’s main fundraiser of the year, but it is also a truly fun community event. The pandemic has taken a terrible toll on the residents of North Kitsap. In June, we had 170 new individuals sign up for services and in the past quarter, we’ve had over 400 new families register for food and other critical assistance,” Said Jagoda Perich-Anderson, Fund Development and Event Chair.

We are proud to share with the community that 95 cents of every dollar raised, goes directly to programs and services. These funds will be used to ensure that children will have access to birthday and Christmas gifts, school supplies, weekend meals, and free clothing. It also supports clients who need access to transportation, rent and utilities assistance, safe overnight parking, and of course our food bank and pantry which are stocked with fresh produce and healthy eating options daily.

“Fishline is incredibly grateful to the North Kitsap community for their continued support and passion for helping others find a path to self-sustainability.”

“We owe a special thank you to our Board, staff and volunteers for planning and executing this successful event! We are also grateful for the support of donors, and sponsors, including our media partners, the Kitsap Sun, and Sound Publishing”. Said Lori Maxim, Executive Director of Fishline.


Summer Escape Tickets On Sale!

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Located in beautiful Heronswood Gardens, the evening will include live music, food, wine, games, an auction, and a raffle. This year’s event promises to be even more fun! Enjoy strolling the gardens, sipping a beverage, bidding on a special experience or item, and help raise money to support those in need at Kitsap County. We have some wonderful items we are auctioning off this year, including Circus School, a home rental in Scottsdale, AZ, a 65-inch flatscreen 4k tv, electronic bikes, and so much more!

Can’t make the event in person? You can still participate! Consider bidding on some of our silent auction items, including a libations tour around Poulsbo, jewelry from Blue Heron, artwork from Michael Hoover and other great items and experiences. 

All auction items will be on display at the event.

We are also thrilled to announce that Dave Carson & the Jazzaholics will be performing!

Learn more and purchase tickets here!


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.