As is true across our country, 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. Bremerton Foodline (BFL) 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. Only working together can we alleviate the pain of hunger for our neighbors!
If you need help or know someone that needs help please see our Need Help? page for valuable information, or contact us at BFL.
Facility Hours: Mon thru Fri 10:00 am until 1:45 pm. See closure info [here].
SPRING 2013 NEWSLETTER [Here with insert here]
The Foodline welcomes new Board member Kate Cofer. Ms. Cofer has background in marketing and publicity for several non-profit organizations. We are looking forward to working with her.
THE HOMELESS IN KITSAP NEWSLETTER [here] is put out on a regular basis with the help of Sally Santana. We have the latest posted on our "Who Are The Homeless" page. If you are not familiar with the newsletter, it is highly recommended that you read it as it is a great source of information about the homeless in our community.
The North Mason Food Bank is open for business.
Hours are Monday and Tuesday from 10am to 2 pm, and Wednesday from 1 to 5 pm.
The Food Bank is located at 22471 Washington 3, Belfair , WA 98528 , next to the Belfair Water District.
Donations and volunteers are needed
A quick note to say the Foodline is losing two Board members, Dirk VanZantin and Tyler Baker. Dirk is retiring after many years of dedicated support for the Foodline. Tyler is off to persue new adventures. We will miss them both. If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLUEJACKETS - Saturday, July 6 will be food bank night with the Bluejackets. Food donation barrels will be available and we will have a welcome table plus Opportunity Drawings as a fundraiser. Central Kitsap Foodbank will also be there. We will have general admission tickets for sale for $5 with 50% going to the Foodline.
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. Recently two food drives brought the Foodline much needed food supplies. The combined church event with New Life Silverdale, Peninsula Bible Fellowship, and Coram Deo that netted 6400 lbs. of food and sundries from the Good Saturday campaign on March 30. The following week culminated a month long food drive at Abundant Life Foursquare Church that netted 3,085 lbs of food and sundries. Thanks to the generous efforts of these organizations. 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 Scott Menard, Treasurer Christine Davis, and Secretary Emily Hatt. Great appreciation for out going president Kim Faulkner and treasurer Dirk VanZantin.
FACEBOOK -The Foodline has a new Facebook page [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.
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 the Bremerton Party and Empty Bowl events in our photo gallery. Big thanks to Cathie Jett, official BFL photographer.
FOOD DRIVES (pending)
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.