Market & Client Service Changes and How You Can Help

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Fishline has been helping our neighbors in need for nearly 63 years. We are committed to providing necessary services to the North Kitsap community during this challenging time.

We announced yesterday that we would be operating with modified services starting Monday, March 16th. Client services will be remote only via phone, and beginning Monday we will be distributing boxes of food instead of having people shop in our market. Click here for more information about those changes: https://fishlinehelps.org/2020/03/11/update-on-fishline-response-to-covid-19-market-and-client-service-changes/

We are still in operation and doing our best to continue to serve our neighbors in need. Here’s how you can help:

– WE NEED YOUR HELP – now more than ever. We understand it might be difficult to get to a grocery store, and as such we are highly encouraging financial donations over food.  Our buying power through Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline allow us to stretch our dollar further, while stocking our inventory with our client’s most needed items. Any donations you can provide financial, food, or gift cards will be very appreciated. You can share a financial gift directly to Fishline here: https://fishlinehelps.org/get-involved/donate/

– We have asked our volunteers who may be at risk or not feeling well to please stay home and take care of themselves. Unfortunately, that means we may also have a shortage of volunteers! We are in need of short term (or long term) volunteers who can help with the packing and distribution of food to our clients. Email volunteer@fishlinehelps.org if you can help. If you are a current volunteer, please check in (call or email) before coming to Fishline as we are practicing social distancing as recommended by the CDC and as thus restricting shifts to small groups.

– Our NPA (no permanent address) clients continue to need our support. Donations of gift cards to local food establishments and hygiene items for our NPA packs are greatly appreciated. These can be dropped off at Fishline or mailed to Fishline, PO Box 1517, Poulsbo, WA  98370.


Update on Fishline Response to COVID-19: Market and Client Service Changes

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Update on Fishline response to COVID-19:

At Fishline we are committed to continuing to provide our services to our neighbors in need while protecting our clients, volunteers and staff.

In an abundance of caution and in response to recent developments in our community related to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), effective immediately:

– Food Bank Market services will be transitioned to box pick up only beginning Monday, March 16th.

– Fishline will be providing all client services remotely via phone only. Please call (360) 779-5190 to arrange a phone appointment.

– Second Season Thrift Store (benefiting Fishline) will be closed beginning Sunday, March 15th. We hope to reopen as soon as possible.

– We have postponed and will reschedule the following events: Second Season Volunteer Orientation (3/13), Fishline and CSC Tour (3/19), and On Site Garden Work Party (3/22).

Please call if you have any questions or concerns. #pleaseshare#fishline#fishlinehelps


Not Feeling Well? Let Us Know if You Need Help with Your Market Pickup

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If you are a client of ours that is feeling under the weather, please remember you can always call Fishline to make arrangements to have your groceries boxed for pick up. You can also authorize a family member, friend or neighbor to pick up your food for you at any time.

To make arrangements, please call 360-779-4191 Ext. 101 and leave your name, phone number and let us know you need to pick up a box. Fishline will return your call to get your shopping list and let you know when your box will be ready. Stay well friends! 


You’re Invited to Tour Fishline!

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You are invited to tour Fishline and the Comprehensive Services Center!

Once a month public tours of the new Fishline and Comprehensive Services Center will begin next week!

Two options are available in the month of March:

Wednesday, March 4th at 11 am

Thursday, March 19th at 5:30 pm


This short and informative tour of the food bank and Comprehensive Services Center will include program and community partner information. This would be a great opportunity to come with your friends, family, or organization and learn more about volunteering or partnering with Fishline to serve our community.

Please email Robbin at development@fishlinehelps.org with any questions!
*Once a month day tours begin on Wednesday, March 4th at 11am!


Volunteer Orientation Friday, February 21st at 9 am

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Fishline’s next volunteer orientation will be held February 21st from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. No pre-registration necessary – just show up! Orientation is held upstairs in the Client Services Center conference room. There’s no need to prepare or bring anything. Orientation is an introduction to our organization and an overview of the positions we have available to volunteers.

We’d love to see you there!