Second Season Closed on December 27

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Second Season Thrift Store will be closed on Monday, December 27 due to inclement weather.


Rescheduled Volunteer Appreciation

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Due to high winds and potential power outages, Fishline has decided to reschedule our Volunteer Appreciation Event to Tuesday December 14th from 4pm-6pm. We hope to see you then!


Giving Tuesday: Together We Gave!

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Together we raised over $23, 000 on #GIVINGTUESDAY! 

This means that we can #FEED170 over families and over #GIFT170 kids from just ONE DAY of giving!

We are so grateful for the community’s support on November 30. In less than 24 hours, and for our first big #GIVINGTUESDAY campaign, you helped us surpass our goal and more!

There are over 360 kids registered for our Christmas Child program. We hope that your generosity doesn’t end on Giving Tuesday and ask you to consider supporting our program through the holiday season. 

Thank you again for your time and gifts! Your donations will ensure that many North Kitsap families and their children will have an amazing Christmas. 


Happy Thanksgiving from Fishline!

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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with friends, festivities, and family.

Before we eat on Thanksgiving, my family has a tradition where we go around the table and each person shares one reason that they are grateful. This year, I don’t even have to think twice. My response will be, “I am so thankful to live in a place where there is such a strong sense of community.” Throughout the chaos of 2020 and 2021, Fishline remained open and was able to help our neighbors with food, financial assistance, and other services. This would never have been possible without the hard work of our staff and consistent support from our neighbors.

It amazes me that whatever barrier Fishline faces, the North Kitsap community rallies together to problem solve and overcome it. In order to demonstrate this, I want to describe a recent challenge. Every year in October, we place an order for holiday meats to ensure we have enough provisions so all our clients can enjoy the holidays. Although we confirmed it in early November, our Market Manager learned on November 12th (one business day before we were distributing the order) that it had been cancelled due to the turkey shortage. Fishline was faced with a difficult situation and was unsure how to proceed. Do we purchase gift cards to other local markets? But, by the time our clients got there, the stores would be sold out. 

We reached out on social media and called friends to see if someone could help. Within an hour or two, contributions started pouring in. Nevin and Jenny Booth and their friend, Michael, came to our rescue. The trio visited 12 stores across Kitsap County purchasing hams, chickens, Cornish game hens, and turkeys to help feed our clients. Volunteers learned of our plight on Facebook and contacted local organizations for assistance. And many, many members of the community visited Fishline bringing donations of meat. Within 72 hours Fishline had gone from an empty freezer to one filled with a cornucopia of selections; it became so full that staff couldn’t enter. It was barricaded by milk crates full of turkeys.

I don’t know if another community would have sprung into action so quickly. We feel so blessed and grateful to our friends and neighbors. Thank you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

With Gratitude,

Lori Maxim

director@fishlinehelps.org

(360) 208-0103


Holiday Hours at Fishline and Second Season

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Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services and Second Season wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas. In order to give our staff and volunteers time with their family and loved ones, along with time to rest during this busy season, we have scheduled the following changes in our normal business hours at the food bank, comprehensive services and thrift store.

FISHLINE FOOD BANK AND COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES WILL BE CLOSED ON:


Thursday, November 25th
Friday, November 26th
Friday, December 24th
Monday, December 27th
Friday, December 31st


SECOND SEASON THRIFT STORE WILL BE CLOSED ON: 


Thursday, November 25th
Friday, November 26th
Friday, December 24th
Saturday December 25th
Friday, December 31st Early Closure: Second Season closes at 1pm
Saturday, January 1st