EXTRA EXTRA!

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Do you have “extras” of the following items? We are always in need of these basic items that you might have an overstock of:

– Plastic bags (Shopping bags, storage bags, ziploc bags, all sizes, we need them!)

– Egg cartons for a dozen eggs (Don’t throw away your egg cartons — bring them to us!)

– Sleeping bags/tents/blankets (If you have extra sleeping bags, tents, and blankets in good condition, please being them by. We can use these to help our homeless!)

Drop any of these items by NK Fishline! We are most grateful!


New Phone Numbers!

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In order to better serve our clients and community, we have updated our phone lines to make the following changes: 

Our main number (switchboard that can get you to the right people) is (360) 779-4191.

Our client services number is (360) 779-5190.

Our housing line is (360) 930-0075.  

Please make note of these changes!! 


Fishline Celebrates October’s Community Partner: Cuppa Bella

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It is an unusual concept – an espresso shop that donates its profits to area charities.  But unusual is OK with Cuppa Bella of Kingston, soon to be Poulsbo, fame.  Because the owner/founder Marcus Croman and his wife Tonya have always been concerned with the needs of struggling neighbors, and this is their way of sharing their success.  With humble beginnings, making scones in a small, used oven, Cuppa Bella has grown to hire dozens of employees and will open their new location in Poulsbo later this year.  The great thing is, the more successful they are, the more local charities will benefit.  

Their philosophy is intriguing.  Profits from the sale of coffee and baked items are placed into a Foundation.  Grant applications are reviewed twice per year and then voted upon by the employees.  The first grant was awarded to Fishline this year for its Food for Thought children’s weekend meal program, an enthusiastic vote that was unanimous.  That grant will cover Food for Thought expenses for two weeks, a great head start into the new school year.


We applaud Cuppa Bella for its benevolence and its support of Fishline’s programs for children.  Partnerships like this are the best kind of example of Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Century Link to Present Donation on October 3

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POULSBO — Century Link will present a check for $3,145.02 to North Kitsap Fishline Food Bank on Oct. 3, 1:30 p.m.
The check represents money raised by local CenturyLink employees; the food bank has already received a check for matching funds from the company.
The check also represents the commitment of CenturyLink employees nationwide to assist food banks in the communities they serve.
In late June, CenturyLink held the CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive in 650 company locations across the country. To support its employees’ efforts, the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation contributed $1 million to the drive.
Local CenturyLink employees donated funds and food, and their efforts were matched by the company.
Food banks can purchase food at a lower cost per pound than the average person could at a store, estimated on average to be six pounds of food per dollar given. Based on this calculation, CenturyLink employees, community members and the foundation donated more than 7.7 million pounds of food to food banks across the country.

Employment Meet & Greet

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Please join us from September 24 – 28 and October 1 – 5 for our first annual Employment Meet & Greet.

This is an opportunity to ask questions of job resource and educational agenices such as WorkSource, Soundworks, Coffee Oasis, Olympic College and Express Personnel.

These job service providers have offered to share their program information with NK Fishline and our clients.  They will be available to provide any tips to help you in your job search efforts.

This is not a job fair, but rather an informal meet and greet opportunity to boost your knowledge about all that is available to you or your family members in regards to finding work.

Tomorrow (Friday, September 28th) Coffee Oasis will be available from 10am to 1pm.  Next Wednesday, October 3, Workfirst will be available from 10am to 11am.  We will have more agencies available and will announce the days and times when we have this information.