Covid-19 Building Closure Announcement

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Read the full announcement here.

January 19, 2021

Dear Staff, Clients, and Volunteers,

Please be advised that Fishline was notified that a volunteer who worked in the Market on January 12th, 14th, and 19th has tested positive for COVID-19. The volunteer notified Fishline’s Volunteer Manager the afternoon of January 19th that they were exhibiting symptoms while working in the Market. As an immediate response to protect the health and safety of our workforce, we are notifying all employees, clients, volunteers and partner agencies that we are temporarily shutting down the Market and CSC for professional cleaning. The Fishline campus at 19705 Viking Way NW will be closed on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. 

We are also taking the following steps:

  • Staff will be working remotely
  • Professional sanitization of all Fishline campus buildings and vehicles
  • All Market food pickup and Home Deliveries will be postponed until Thursday, January 21, 2021. 
  • Market Staff (Fishline’s Market Manager, Volunteer Manager, and Market Assistant) will undergo testing as soon as possible and will work remotely until negative results are confirmed.
  • We will be closing the Fresh Start Shower program on Wednesday, January 20th. Fresh Start will reopen on Friday, January 22nd
  • Volunteers who may have been exposed will be contacted directly by Fishline staff. 

We ask that you abide by the following federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to protect your health and those around you:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Follow all recommendations provided by the CDC here:

If you, or someone in your household, exhibits COVID-19 related symptoms, please notify the Volunteer Manager or Executive Director immediately, so that we may track any potential outbreaks within our organization.  All such personal information will remain confidential.

Your health and safety is our priority. We are continually assessing this situation and will contact you no later than close of business Thursday, January 21, 2021 via email, with all relevant workplace notices detailing your rights and protections as our employee, client, and/or volunteer.

You may contact the Volunteer Manager or Executive Director with questions or concerns. The Volunteer Manager can be reached at: [email protected], 360-208-0102. The Executive Director can be reached at: [email protected], 360-208-0103.

These are trying times for us all, and we are here for you.


Lori Maxim 

Executive Director, Fishline

Fishline’s 2020 Holiday Hours

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To give our clients and community advance notice, we have listed our holiday hours for Thanksgiving and Christmas below. Clients with questions should call our main office at 360-779-5190. Happy holidays!

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Thanksgiving Week Hours:

  • EXTENDED HOURS on Monday (11/23) and Tuesday (11/24)
    • 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • CLOSING EARLY on Wednesday (11/25)
    • 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • CLOSED FULLY on Thursday (11/26) and Friday (11/27)

If you are a client who receives home delivery on 11/26 and 11/27 typically, we will be delivering your weekly grocery bag to your home on the following days…

  • Thursday (11/26) delivery clients will receive food on 11/25
  • Friday (11/27) delivery clients will receive their food on 11/30

The Second Season Donation Station will be closed on Thursday, 11/26. The store WILL be open on Saturday, 11/28.

Christmas Week Hours:

  • EXTENDED HOURS on Monday (12/21) and Tuesday (12/22)
    • 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • EXTENDED HOURS on Wednesday (12/23)
    • 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • CLOSED FULLY on Thursday (12/24) and Friday (12/25)

If you are a client who receives home delivery on 12/24 and 12/25 typically, we will be delivering your grocery bag to your home on the following days…

  • Thursday (12/24) delivery clients will receive food on 12/23
  • Friday (12/25) delivery clients will receive food on 12/22

The Second Season Donation Station and store will be closed on Thursday and Friday, 12/24 and 12/25. The store will be open on Saturday, 12/26.

New Year’s Week Hours:

  • CLOSED FULLY on Friday (1/1)
    • Clients who pick up food on this day please pick up food on Thursday, 12/31
    • Home Delivery clients who receive food on Fridays will receive food on Tuesday, 12/29

The Second Season donation station will be closed on Friday, 1/1. The store will be open on Saturday, 1/2.

Fishline to Host “Empty Bowl” Virtual Luncheon on November 20th

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Kitsap community members are invited to join Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services for “Empty Bowl”, a virtual luncheon bringing together Fishline’s volunteers, supporters, and neighbors. Taking place on November 20th, the luncheon will provide the opportunity for community members to engage with Fishline’s new COVID-19 process, hear client stories about how Fishline has impacted them, honor and acknowledge Fishline’s volunteers, and hear from local businesses and organizations who support Fishline. Tickets are available at starting October 21st, 2020.

“We are incredibly excited to host the community at our virtual ‘lunch and learn’,” says Fishline director Lori Maxim. “We have missed being able to engage with North Kitsap and showcase the work that we do, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to open our door to our neighbors and spend some time with our community.” Maxim also notes the increase in need that Fishline has seen over the past months. “Fishline has seen incredible growth in the number of families and individuals needing support, especially as the colder weather sets in. This event will support Fishline’s mission to deliver a safety net for the most vulnerable in North Kitsap county.”

Empty Bowl will take place online from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on November 20th, 2020. Community members can purchase a ticket for $25, which includes a $15 lunch ticket that can be used at several of Fishline’s partner restaurants for the event. All proceeds from the event will be used to ensure Fishline’s clients have access to high quality produce, holiday meal items, and other comprehensive services.

Fishline is continuing to work with businesses and organization sponsors in the community. Businesses and organizations interested in supporting this event can reach out to Dani Wasia, Fishline’s Communications and Marketing Manager, at [email protected] or by calling 360-208-8508.

This event is currently sponsored by Clear Creek RV, Kitsap Daily News, Integrity Roofing and Construction, Peninsula Paint Centers, Robison Plumbing Services Inc., KIMCO Plumbing, WestHills Autoplex, Poulsbo Village, Bird Electric Corp., Joe Gates Construction, SERVPRO of Kitsap County, Tim Ryan Construction, Inc., Central Market of Poulsbo, and Kitsap Credit Union. The event’s partner restaurants are; ChocMo Chocolaterie and Café, Westside Pizza – Poulsbo, and The Coffee Oasis – Poulsbo.

Fishline to Launch “Fresh Start”, A Mobile Shower Service on October 5

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Fishline Food Bank & Comprehensive Services is excited to announce Fresh Start, a mobile shower program for our unsheltered community members who do not have access to a shower. Fresh Start aims to promote the physical, emotional, and mental health of North Kitsap County’s most vulnerable individuals. “Unsheltered people are exposed to life-threatening illness every day, including COVID-19,” says Lauren Beck, Fresh Start Program Manager. “This program will help Fishline expand its safety net to address this emergent need at this unprecedented time.”

“Access to a shower is the most requested service by our unsheltered community members. We are honored to be able to provide this basic human service. We hope to create relationships and establish trust that supports our mission to provide food, emergency services and resources to transform lives,” says Sandra Allen, Client Services Manager.

Fishline is grateful to our community partners Kitsap Rescue Mission, the City of Poulsbo, Clear Creek RV, and Integrity Roofing who are supporting us in this program.

Community members in need can sign up for a shower by emailing [email protected] or calling 360-779-5190. Fishline will provide towels, hygiene products, clothing, laundry change and soap, and access to additional support services. For more details go to or email [email protected].

Fishline Response to Hazardous Air Conditions – Keeping our Volunteers Safe

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The Fishline staff has worked this week to develop a response to the hazardous air quality conditions resulting from wildfires along the West coast. In order to protect the health of our volunteers, Fishline will be modifying the Food Bank and Second Season in the following ways…

Food Bank volunteers will prepare pre-bagged produce this week. We will return to the drive-up produce stand as soon as possible!

Second Season Donations will be put on hold until the air quality improves. As soon as it is safe for our volunteers to be spending long periods of time outside we will re-open our donation hours for Second Season! The Second Season store is still open and looking forward to seeing you!