Don’t Miss This Weekend’s Community Events!!

Photo Courtesy of Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce

On Thursday, (tonight) November 8 First Lutheran Church in Poulsbo will host a community dinner between 5-6pm. This is a weekly event. All are welcome. 

Also tonight, Kitsap Community Resources will be hosting a seminar called “Identity Theft and Predatory Lending” at 1201 Park Ave., Bremerton.  Protect yourself and your family from those who would hurt your economic standing or prey upon your vulnerability.  Learn how in this seminar offered by American Financial Solutions, 5:30 to 7 pm. 

On Saturday,  November 10, Gateway Fellowship Church in Poulsbo will also host a community lunch, from 11:30 to 1pm. This is a weekly event and all are welcome. 

Don’t forget:  we will be accepting registrations to receive holiday food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas at the food bank from now until November 14!! 

Weekend food drives for NK Fishline include:

The Royal Rangers will be hosting a food drive at Central Market all day Saturday and Sunday. 

Pacific Northwest Title will wrap up their food drive with a big push at Safeway in Silverdale from 9am to 5pm Saturday. 

Forest Rock Hills Food Drive in Poulsbo will be held this Saturday — Neighborhood pick ups will start at 10am!! 

This Saturday from 5 to 9 pm is the 5th Annual Spirit of Giving Event at the Silverdale Grange, address is 12535 Clear Creek Road NW in Silverdale.  

Admission:  A generous bag of non-perishable food for NK Fishline. or other donations like a new, unwrapped toy or a check made out to your favorite charity, or Second Season donations. It’s a potluck, so bring a dish to share.  There will be dancing, a silent auction, and tons of children’s activities. This is a fun family event! Contact Claudia at 360-697-1960 or by email for more information. 

Contact NK Fishline to add your event to our calendar! Want to plan ahead? Visit our website to review the events calendar.

Fishline Celebrates November’s Community Partner: Albertsons in Poulsbo


This month’s community partner is Albertsons grocery store.  Last year, Albertsons donated 102,780 pounds of produce, dairy, baked goods and meat for Fishline’s front market and monthly E-boxes.  This year, they have already donated 104,523 pounds!

During the holidays, this longtime supporter is an integral part of the Fishline community, helping with various much needed items.  They also donated two buggies for our new and improved front market.  In the summers, Albertsons allow us to utilize the parking area to stage our “Donation Station” — where we collect donations of food for Fishline, as well as clothing and household items for Second Season.  Throughout the year, and especially through the holidays, they show their support by permitting several civic groups to gather food donations outside their doors.  

The Albertsons staff is always friendly and helpful when we pick up grocery rescue items.  They are always accommodating when it comes to our needs.  We are so appreciative of their continued generosity!

Register Now for Your Holiday Food Basket!


Now that we’re thru Halloween, the hustle and bustle of the holidays is about to begin!

NK Fishline is now accepting registration to receive your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday food baskets.  Recipients should live or work in Poulsbo, Keyport, or Suquamish.  You should sign up to be a client when you sign up for the basket.  We are accepting registration for the holiday food baskets until November 14th at the food bank.

Also, we are also accepting donations of holiday items! Ham, turkey, canned vegetables, stuffing, etc. at the food bank and a number of locations, including Marina Market, Poulsbo Recreation Center, Albertson’s, and Central Market.

Thank you to the North Kitsap Senior Citizen Center!


From left to right: Norm Bates, NKSCC Vice President; Donna Daly, NKSCC Trustee; Dave Monroe, NKSCC President; Mary Nader, Fishline Executive Director; and Vicky Bockerman, NKSCC Member.

Today the North Kitsap Senior Citizen Center donated a van to the North Kitsap Fishline Food and Emergency Services Organization for their use to collect food and items for the community.   The Senior Citizen Center is located on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo, and is operated entirely by volunteers.  The center is supported through memberships and donations.  We are thrilled to be the recipients of such a wonderful gift.  

3rd Annual Operation Day of Hope


3rd Annual Operation Day of Hope
Saturday, October 20 ~ 10am–2pm
Could you – or someone you know – use a hand, FREE of charge, no strings attached, in one of the following areas?
  • Health care screenings
  • Dental exams/treatments
  • Kidzone children’s activities
  • Health insurance counseling through SHIBA
  • Haircuts, maincures, chair massages
  • Family portraits/photos
  • Minor auto repairs
  • Legal and mortgage counseling
  • Fresh and packaged grocery items
  • New and gently-used clothing items including winter hats and coats, new socks and underwear
  • DSHS communty service representatives onsite to answer questions
  • Contact information for other social serives agencies
A hot meal for the whole family served throughout the day and Spanish-speaking translators on site!
Operation Day of Hope is being hosted by Gateway Fellowship in partnership with other caring commmunity members. It is our way to say “we care” by providing residents of Kitsap County an opportunity to receive free services and support that meet real needs.