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Welcome to The Bremerton Foodline

Our Vision: Striving to Nourish and Enrich the Lives of Our Neighbors in Need.

Our Mission: Providing food assistance and other services to reduce hunger and improve self-sufficiency for those within our community.

We are located at, 1600 12th Street in Bremerton and we serve those living in the Bremerton School District.
Facility Hours: Mon thru Fri 10:00 am until 1:45 pm. except as indicated on our Calendar and Closure Page.

For more information see the following links.
New Client Brochure 
Volunteer Information
2014 Spring Newsletter. Newsletter insert
See our Annual Report
Visit us on our Face Book and give us a "like"
Frequently Asked Questions
 

         THE NEED FOR FOOD

The need for food is increasing dramatically as individuals face the difficult choice between food and housing, food and medicine, food and childcare…food and heat. 

The Foodline eases the burden of that choice just a bit by providing a much needed emergency safety net. Our New Client Information brochure provides useful information about our services.

If you need help or know someone that needs help please see our Need Help? page for valuable information, or contact us at 360-479-6188 our Contact Us page)

The Foodline is run by a staff of four part-time paid employees, with the greatest share of work being done by volunteers. Many of our volunteers are also clients of the Foodline. We always need more volunteers. There are many different jobs that are needed. Work a few hours a week or whatever you can. See our Volunteer page.

Our work is possible thanks to the support of donations from individuals, businesses, churches and community organizations. Please donate food, time, or cash. See our Donation page for details about donating.

The Foodline provides emergency food to help our neighbors get thru the month.  A once a month basket is provided of approx enough food for 3 days [see photo]. The photo shows a cart with food for a family of four for a month. The food in the blue basket is extra produce that is provided if we have extra. 

     
    UPCOMING FOODLINE EVENTS and NOTICES

July 12 - Bremerton Summer Brewfest
Come and join us at the second annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest. There will be about 30 northwest breweries represented. The Foodline will again have a food both and be selling sausage dogs, vegetable kabobs, pretzel necklaces, and more. Check out the details.

 2014 Seefilm Bremerton Cinema's Summerfest Program

Seefim Cinema located at 655 4th Street in Bremerton, kicks off it's Summerfest Program with three showings of "How to Train Your Dragon".  See their SCHEDULE.

Summer Kids Bags
As the article below mentions many Bremerton area children rely on schools for their lunches during the school year.  In the summer these children may be missing their lunch. The Foodline tries to easy this burden by providing extra "Kids Food Bags" [see photo] to families with children. 

Support the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act!

"During the school year, more than 350,000 children rely on free- or reduced-price breakfast, lunch, and snacks at school in Washington State. Each summer, however, many of these children go hungry. 

Senator Murray just announced an exciting proposal, the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act, which would provide families with children who receive free- or reduced-price meals an electronic benefit card (EBT) to help purchase needed food during summer months.
If you support feeding more children during the summer, please add your name to the list now."
To add your name to the list and for more information look at Help Feed Children.

Fred Meyers will donate to the Bremerton Foodline
Via your Fred Meyers Reward Card. It wont cost you a cent or any Reward points.  Go to link http://www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and enter the Bremerton Foodline Non Profit Organization number 83699. More information here >>> Fred Meyer Community Rewards Information.

July 16 - Board of Directors Meeting (5:30 p.m.) - Welcome to Tara Pate our newest member of our Board [here]  Our officers are President Earl Burt, Vice President Kate Cofer, and Treasurer Christine Davis. Photos [here]. Emily Hatt has resigned the Board and we all wish her well. She was a real asset to the Board. If you would be interested in becoming a Board member, please contact any Board member or visit our facility and speak to any of our staff.

     FOODLINE NEWS

HELP STAMP OUT HUNGER 2014 - Was held on Saturday, May 10
This is a very important food drive for the Foodline  We had lots of volunteers (82) including most of the Board of Directors, join us once again for the annual Letter Carriers food drive or “HELP STAMP OUT HUNGER”. Their enthusiasm and energy plus the good weather made this a fun event.  We received substantially less than what we had hoped for but greatly appreciate the donations we received and the wonderful help from the postal employees.  If you missed your chance for donating, please consider bring some food by the Foodline. See more information from the Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition news release.    

Foodline News continued [here]


     FOODLINE GENERAL INFORMATION

>> We Need Your Help
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Our budget for 2014 indicates that we are facing a challenge in the year ahead. We expect to lose some organizational funding and will need to make up for it via donations, food drives and fund raisers. While we will be stepping up our efforts in these areas, we need your help. There are multiple ways to help [link] but supporting our food drives and fund raisers is essential. 

     AMAZON SMILE - When you buy on line use Amazon Smile [here] and the Foodline will receive a portion of the price donated by Amazon.com.
See other ways to donate [Here]

MEET OUR STAFF - Executive Director - Patti Peterson, Office Coordinator - Minta MacPherson, and Driver - Ron Gearns.  See Photos

SHARE YOUR GARDEN PRODUCE - 
Spring is time to plant your garden. Please add a little extra room for produce for your favorite Foodline.  There always is a high demand for fresh produce.  We are register with and support Ample Harvest who are dedicated to see that garden produce is not wasted. Also, when planting, donate your extra seeds and we will see that they get used.

Food Drives are a great way to help the Foodline.  If your organization would like to help by holding a food drive see here for more information.

Severe Weather Shelter - Cosed for the season.

FOOD RECALLS - The Bremerton Foodline is informed on a regular basis of products being recalled or otherwise not safe for consumption by our clients. Our policy is to respond to all recall notifications immediately by removing these items from our inventory.  We often have specific information posted at our facility.  For more information visit the Food and Drug Administration website.  Also great info at foodsafety.gov.  


PHOTO GALLERY - See photos of Foodline events in our photo gallery.  Big thanks to Cathie Jett, official Foodline photographer.

THE HOMELESS - 
The Foodline continues to assist local ministries in feeding the homeless by providing grocery bags of food. We also need donations of these specific items for the Homeless Bags -  Canned Stew or Chili, Canned Vegetables, Tuna, Peanut Butter, Beverages (single serve), Top Ramen or Cup O Noodles, Granola/Snack bars.  Now is a great time to help your community.  See our "Who Are the Homeless" page.  Those that carry their homes on their backs need new or used backpacks in good condition. See flyer here.

CFC – For those that donate via the Combined Federal Campaign please remember to specify the Bremerton Foodline (31086) for your donation. Thank you.

Register to Vote – Yes, your vote counts. Recently we have seen a number of recount elections which were won by just a few votes one way or the other. So take advantage of one of our precious freedoms and register and vote.

Kitsap Rescue Mission serves lunch to clients and volunteers at the Foodline most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm in the 12th street parking area by the picnic table.  There is no charge for lunch although donations are accepted. Note: The date and times may vary. The current schedule will be posted in the Foodline lobby. For more information visit their website kitsaprescue.org.

The North Mason Food Bank is open for business. Call for hours and information. The Food Bank is located at 22471 Washington 3, Belfair , WA 98528 , next to the Belfair Water District.

Phone: 360.275.4615
Donations and volunteers are needed

An American Winter is a documentary about families in Portland, Oregon that need help getting food for their families.  A very powerful documentary. It may be available on the internet.