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Welcome to The Bremerton Foodline

     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. See special closure info [here]
New Client Brochure: [Here]

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.

     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 work is possible thanks to the support of our wonderful volunteers and donations from individuals, businesses, churches and community organizations.
     The Foodline is run by a staff of four part-time paid employess, with the greatest share of work being done by volunteers. Many of our volunteers are also clients of the Foodline.
     If you need help or know someone that needs help please see our Need Help? page [here] for valuable information, or contact us at 360-479-6188 (more contact info [here]).
     If you have questions see our Frequently Asked Questions page [Here] or contact us.


FOODLINE AND COMMUNITY NEWS

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]


>> We Need Your Help - 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. Please support these upcoming events.

EMPTY BOWL 2014 FUNDRAISER
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This year's Empty Bowl fundraiser will be bigger and better than ever. Lots of soups to try from local chefs, lots of personally hand made bowls, lots of prizes to win [see beautiful poster here]. As we are not going to put on the Bremerton Party, this will be the Foodline's number one fundraiser.  To become an event sponsor or to purchase tickets, contact Christine Davis at emptybowlbremerton@gmail.com or call Patti Petersen, Director of the Bremerton Foodline at  360.479-6188. And, find us on Facebook at "The Empty Bowl in Bremerton, WA"!  See details [here].

 

FALL 2013 NEWSLETTER  [HERE] 


NEW STAFF MEMBERS - Welcome to Minta MacPherson, Office Coordinator;  and Ron Gearns, BFL Driver. See photos [Here] 

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

MORE FOODLINE AND COMMUNITY NEWS  [here]


DONATIONS NEEDED - This is the time of year when donations start to drop off. Donations pick up during the holiday season which is much appreciated. However, the Foodline relies on food and cash donations throughout the year. Cash donations are the most effective way to donate. Please see our Donate page for more information.

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

See our new Board of Directors officers [here]. President Earl Burt, Vice President Kate Cofer, Treasurer Christine Davis, and Secretary Emily Hatt.

FACEBOOK - Visit us on Facebook and give us a "Like" [here].

SEVERE WEATHER SHELTER - Our severe weather shelter will close March 31. If you agree that facilities are needed year round for the homeless, contact your county representatives.

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.  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Because of state budget cut-backs, the numbers of volunteers we get from Kitsap Community Resources is way down. We handle lots of food each day and serve many clients. We need volunteers in many areas. If you might consider volunteering, even for one day a week, please Contact Us or see our Volunteer page for more information.

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

See our Annual Report (here)

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.