Special thanks to Bank of America, who last week awarded North Kitsap Fishline with a $2500 grant for our Food for Thought Program.
A little bit about Food for Thought:
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. At North Kitsap Fishline, we believe that when you feed a child, you nourish their mind.
A healthy child is the goal of families, but it isn’t always easy. Economic pressures and work that takes parents away from the home are just a few factors that might prevent meal planning or access to healthy food options for children.
Statistics tell us that 1 in 4 area children suffer from hunger on a regular basis. On many days, the free/reduced lunch program at school are the only meals they can depend on. A hungry child has difficulty concentrating, learning and socializing with teachers, friends and peers. This results in a lost opportunity— and a loss for our community.
Fishline recognized this, and in 2009 established its Food for Thought program. By feeding their bodies, we nourish their minds and send a clear message that we believe in our community’s children and their ability to reach their full potential. By assembling easy-to-prepare, child friendly packs for each weekend day, we are able to provide 3 meals a day plus snacks. Hundreds of area children look forward to Friday afternoons when they receive their meal packs, a reminder that we believe in them.
This heartwarming service has been a great success for our community. Schools have come to rely upon it to offer relief to the sad condition of childhood hunger.
“The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunity for all in its commitment to our communities. Providing support to organizations like North Kitsap Fishline, which provide opportunity and improve the quality of life in our communities, is key to our strategy to build capacities that truly make a difference.”
Visit our webpage to learn more about Food for Thought and how you can help.
Second Season is having a raffle for two very nice children’s items:
The first is a beautiful wooden dollhouse, complete with furniture and dolls. This is sure to be a prized gift for any child (or adult!)
The second is a 66 piece wooden trains set, an awesome addition to any collection or a great starter kit!
How to win?
Tickets are only $1 and can be purchased at Second Season. The raffle will be on December 15th, and you do not have to be present to win!
Located on the waterfront in downtown Poulsbo — 18825 Anderson Parkway, directly across from Liberty Bay, Second Season is not your ordinary resale shop. Stocked with better-quality clothing, accessories and housewares, shopping becomes an adventure when you never know what you will find. We receive new items every day, so you’ll want to shop often. All profit from the store goes directly to Fishline, in essence a donation to needy families in our community.
Want do donate, but not sure how? Here is an updated list of our current holiday needs. When you are out and about enjoying all the great holiday sales, please think of NK Fishline and pick up an extra one or two of the following items:
Turkey & Ham
During the holiday season, we always need turkey and ham. These perishable donations can be dropped off at Fishline during our business hours, where we have plenty of freezer space to make sure it stays fresh for our clients. Click here to view our Thanksgiving week hours.
Celery? YES! Celery! We have a small shortage of celery this year. Since it is difficult to freeze for use later, this is a very perishable item and much needed for the upcoming holiday. You can drop this perishable donation directly at Fishline during our business hours. Click here to view our Thanksgiving week hours.
While diapers aren’t necessarily a holiday item — we do have a shortage! If you’re not sure what to donate — this is a much needed item. We are currently in need of sizes 4, 5, & 6! Donations can be dropped off at any of the food drive locations listed on Facebook: Albertson’s, Central Market, or Marina Market — or directly at the food bank. Click here to view our Thanksgiving week hours.
Monday, November 19, 5pm — St. Olaf’s Catholic Church, Poulsbo
Wednesday, November 21, 5pm to 7pm — Suquamish UCC
Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Meals
1pm — Gateway Fellowship, Poulsbo
2pm — First Lutheran, Poulsbo
Saturday, November 24, 11:30 to 1pm — Gateway Fellowship
Please note Fishline’s hours next week:
Monday 10am to 3pm (Front Market, No E-boxes)
Tuesday 10am to 3pm (Front Market, No E-boxes)
Wednesday 10am to 5pm (Front Market, No E-boxes)
Thursday CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Click here for a list of locations where Thanksgiving Meals will be served.
Friday 10am to 1pm (Front Market and E-boxes will be available)