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Welcome to The Bremerton Foodline

TO CONTACT US: 360-479-6188
WE ARE LOCATED at 1600 12th Street in Bremerton across from Bremerton HS
WE SERVE those living in the Bremerton School Dist.
FACILITY HOURS: Mon thru Fri 10:00 am until 1:45 pm. (see our Calendar and Closure Page for exceptions). The Foodline desk closes at 1:30.

New clients or clients changing their household membership MUST ARRIVE BY 1:15 to complete paperwork, in order to be served the same day.
Access to the lobby will remain available until 1:45.

 

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

MISSION: Providing food assistance and other services to reduce hunger and improve self-sufficiency for those within our community.
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FOODLINE INFORMATION QUICK LINKS


New Client Information                                     Volunteer Information  

2015 Spring Newsletter Insert                       2015 Annual Report
Visit our facebookand give us a "like"                   Frequently Asked Questions 
Donate Here 


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The Bremerton Foodline has the most amazing, wonderful Volunteers. They are our Sheroes and Heroes. Would you like to volunteers at the Bremerton Foodline? You too can be a Shero or Hero to the community - we really need people like YOU!

Please consider volunteering at the Bremerton Foodline - We need volunteers all year round but this summer some of our regulars will be taking vacations and we need people to step up - some of our volunteers are in their 80s and over 09. One awesome Lady who volunteers EVERY Friday is blind - she dons her rubber gloves and repackages rice, bean and other similar foods. We can use your help even if it is only one day a week.

Please join us and become Sheroes and Heroes

Just show up at the Bremerton Foodline and fill out an application. 360-479-6188

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Fred Meyer Community Rewards Customer Re-enrollment began on June 1, 2016 and goes through June 30, 2016. Bremerton Foodline supporters who have their Rewards Card linked to our organization will be notified about the re-enrollment process via an email that will easily allow them to choose to re-link their Rewards Card to your organization. Please note that all households that do not re-enroll during this period will be dropped on July 1. PLEASE RE-ENROLL to continue support the Bremerton Foodline. You can still re-link your Rewards Card online after the re-enrollment period by visiting https://www.fredmeyer.com/asset/vn_5e6bf8aab0b56638e6412a0178116d6c/FMCR_enrollmentForm101614

 

What are Community Rewards?

It is the latest addition to the Fred Meyer Rewards Program where you can earn donations for your favorite nonprofit just by shopping with your Rewards Card. Fred Meyer will donate $2.6 million to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington every year through this new program. Here's how it works:

Link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit.

Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy's, you’ll be helping the nonprofit linked to your Rewards Card earn a donation from Fred Meyer.

At the end of each quarter, Fred Meyer will make a donation to participating nonprofits based on the accumulated spending of the Rewards Customers linked to each nonprofit.

Fred Meyer will donate $650,000 each quarter via Community Rewards!

 The minimum quarterly payout is $25 per organization.  These rewards do not cost you even an extra penny.

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 I would like to remind our Bremerton Foodline supporters to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Bremerton Foodline. 

When you ‪#‎StartWithaSmile on ‪#‎PrimeDay, Amazon donates to Bremerton Foodline. Shop for great deals at http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html…
Thank you for your participation in the AmazonSmile program.

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The 2016 Bremerton Foodline's Annual"Empty Bowl" fundraising event was held on Saturday, April 16 at Olympic College in the Student event commons area. This year's event was a smaller venue, with a limited number of seats available.

McCloud’s Bar & Grill’s Roasted Chicken and Black Bean Soup was selected as the “People’s Choice”, with the Olympic College Culinary Institute’s “Spring Pea Soup” coming in second, by only one vote.  Other gourmet soups included - HiLo’s 15th Street Café’s “Roasted Poblano Chili Corn Chowder”, Boatshed Restaurant’s “Roasted Cauliflower”, Sweet & Smoky Diner’s “Gumbo Soup” and the Toro Lounge’s “Cream of Tomato w/Basil” Soup.  The Restaurants truly presented some outstanding soups.  

Many attendees commented that it was hard to decide which bowl to choose for their tickets, bowl were donated by local artists of all ages to help support the mission of the Bremerton Foodline.  Thank you to EVERYONE who worked to pull this event together.  The Bremerton Foodline staff and Board of Directors appreciate all your efforts. (See our photo gallery)

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THE NEED FOR FOOD

Last year in this country, 17.5 million families struggled to afford food. 

A recent study revealed that in 2013 17.5 million households in the USA were food insecure.  This meant that they had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all the household members.  Of that number, 6.8 million households had very low food security.  See the study at this [link]

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. 

FOODLINE NEWS   [Link to NEWS ARCHIVE]

See our calendar for a listing of upcoming Bremerton Foodline events.

FOODLINE GENERAL INFORMATION

>> We Need Your Help -
2015 saw financial challenges for many Americans.  We are no different. Although we had very generous donations of money, food and volunteer time, we will need to do a little better in 2016 to meet the needs of our community. Please continue your 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 [How You Can Help] but supporting our food drives and fundraisers is essential. 

>>Use Your Fred Meyers Reward Card and They Will Donate to the Foodline - It won’t 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. 

>>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]
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MEET OUR STAFF –

Executive Director – Kimberly Faulkner,

Office Coordinator – Sam Silma,

Supervisor of Operations - Tracy Denham,

Driver - Bill LeMieux.  See Photos


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 – Is now located at the new addition of the Bremerton Salvation Army located at 832 6th St, Bremerton, WA 98337, contact them at (360) 373-5550.

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.

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.


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.