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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.

Effective JULY 1st the Bremerton Foodline will be closing at 1:30 PM
instead of 1:45. Please plan accordingly


Client hours:
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am -- 1:15 pm for full service and until 1:30
to finish shopping or access lobby items.
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 1:30.
 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
Volunteer Information 
Visit our facebook and give us a "like"
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BREMERTON FOODLINE 2017 Fall Wish List 
  •  Jello or Pudding Packs (Individual) 
  •  Canned Pumpkin 
  • Gravy packets 
  •  Stuffing 
  •  Meals in a Can (Ravioli, Stews or Pasta Rings) 
  •  Canned meats (chicken, tuna, beef, SPAM) 
  •  Sundries including toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, shampoo, disposable razors 
  •  Disposable Diapers and wipes (Adults and Babies) 
  •  Household Hygiene & Cleaners like dish detergent or laundry detergent and paper towels  
  •  Pet Foods for cats or dogs and cat litter 
Note:  We are prohibited from accepting partially used products or home canned items.  

Thank you for thinking of the hungry people in our community! 


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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 90. 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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Phylis Sargent, who was a member of the Bremerton Foodline Board of Directors. You will be missed Phylis. http://www.kitsapsun.com/…/phylis-lorraine-mcdona…/95634366/

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Fred Meyer Community Rewards Customer  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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Client Story:
Stories like this are why we are here doing what we do.  We recently received this letter from a former donor who came for help as a client:
“To Kim and all the wonderful staff at the food bank:
At Thanksgiving I was pretty much unemployed and in a bad way.  Thanks to the Bremerton Foodline I received a lovely Thanksgiving Food Basket!  I also entered and won a very nice new bike  in the Opportunity Drawing!  Shortly after ,I got a new job!  Now I have a bike and a job to ride it to!  Thank you so much for everything.”
Chris
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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 -
2016 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 2017 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.  The Bremerton Foodline serves and average of 3000+ indivuals monthly.

>>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

>> 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 – Brandie
Supervisor of Operations - Katherine
Driver - Bill
Warehouse Coordinators - Bill B & Mike P
     Warehouse assistant - Matt
Clothing Closet - Helen


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 Shelters – 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.  Additonal shelters are:

Port Orchard United Methodist Church, 725 Kitsap St. Port Orchard WA
Gateway Fellowship,19901 8th Ave NE,Poulsbo WA
Silverdale United Methodist Church, 9982 Silverdale Way, Silverdale WA 
Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Rd NE, Kingston WA

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. Note: The date and times may vary. The current schedule will be posted in the Foodline lobby.

.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 by the Bremerton Foodline

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.