Lorie’s Pampered Pups Visits Fishline

Lorie and Fishline volunteer Rose Marie’s dog, Toby.

Lorie Brady, owner of Lorie’s Pampered Pups, came into Fishline to see whether our services might help her meet some basic needs. Although she owns her own dog grooming business, recent physical hardships have prevented her from working full-time. Not only that, but as an avid animal lover, the hiatus from working had her feeling down. Our Client Advocate, Sandra, suggested volunteering. Lorie lit up. She knew exactly how she could contribute. She brought her mobile grooming unit (still painted with its old name, Tails R Wagon) to Fishline to trim doggies’ nails, just before the holidays. It was a smashing success and she’s now coming 1-2 times per month! Trimming canine nails can be upwards of $15 per session and although necessary for some dogs, not exactly affordable for many who use Fishline. Lorie is providing her service to both clients of Fishline and volunteers, but more than that, she’s part of something bigger, something we can’t help but notice all day every day: people want to contribute. And, we believe that everyone has something to offer, however unique. Yes, we’re grateful for the services Lorie is providing, but we’re also grateful for her example. 

To schedule an appointment for nail trimming regardless of your ability to pay, please call Lorie at (206) 713-3701.

Community Partner: Crabtree Brands

Community Partner

Crabtree Brands, which includes Silver Creek Angus and ChocMo Chocolatier and Cafe will be our Community Partner through 2018! Throughout the year these businesses will be working together with Fishline to help feed our neighbors in need! Read more below about the ways that these great businesses are supporting Fishline today!


For every 10 (one pound) packs of ground beef sold, Silver Creek Angus will donate one pound to Fishline. Purchase beef at either of Retail marketplaces located inside High Spirits & Viking Feed; Or order beef online by visiting our Online Marketplace.


Purchase a box of ChocMo Special Edition Caramels. $3.00 from each box sold will be directed to Fishline’s Children Services programs. This item is currently available for pre-order but will be available in the store soon.

Whether you dine in at ChocMo or order online, they will donate $2.00 for every order of our Veggie “Pasta”. These funds will go toward Fishline’s Healthy Table Program, which helps them keep fresh produce, dairy, and eggs available to their clients. 


Fishline is Hiring: Business and Programs Manager


North Kitsap Fishline is excited to add the new position of Business and Programs Manager to its staff.  NK Fishline provides food and emergency services to over 4,000 clients with a team of 250 volunteers processing close to 1,000,000 pounds of rescued food annually.

The successful candidate for this position will help Fishline accomplish its next phase of growth in order to help provide an expanded menu of social services for the greater Kitsap community from our Poulsbo campus.  The focus will be equally divided between oversight and maintenance of business systems and client programs.

Job Summary:

The Business and Programs Manager is responsible for the oversight and maintenance of the financial and day-to-day business practices and client programs operational performance, reporting to the Executive Director and working in close collaboration with Fishline management and the Board of Directors. This is a full time, 40 hr/week position.


  • Work with contracted accountant to oversee preparation and submission of tax payments and reports.
  • Help develop the annual budget for Board approval
  • Prepare reports for monthly budgeting, P&L reporting and as needed for staff program and service management.
  • Manage vendor accounts for the Comprehensive Services Center
  • Control income, cash flow and expenditures
  • Develop and manage financial systems/models, documenting all processes
  • Oversight of software development project, web site and social media platforms and including financial systems applications
  • Oversight of the implementation, management and evaluation of client programs in partnership with content expert staff members.
  • Compile, maintain and report on program statistics at regular intervals



Bachelor’s degree required with an emphasis of Business Administration preferred.  At least three years’ experience in similar position.  Experience and knowledge designing and implementing for-profit or non-profit internal controls and accounting guidelines.  Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Excel, Word and Quickbooks. Compensation is $45K+ depending on qualifications.

Interested candidates should apply by emailing a resume and cover letter by March 18, 2018 to director@nkfishline.org or mail to Mary Nader, P.O. Box 1517, Poulsbo, WA  98370.

Fishline After Hours Cupboard


Fishline now has an “Afterhours Cupboard” outside the food bank where clients can pick up needed items when the food bank is closed.

Fishline supporters can also drop off non-perishable items here when we are not here to receive your donations!

“Take what you need; leave what you can.”

This beautiful pantry was made by one of our Fishline volunteers and is just another way to serve our clients.


The pantry is located outside the food bank at 787 NW Liberty Lane. All are welcome to use and donate to the cupboard. Visit our Facebook page to learn find our weekly list of most needed items or to ask any questions about this resource.

Free Closet

Hawaiian Theme Day!

When these volunteers started our weekly outdoor Free Closet, you could practically predict the weather based on whether or not it was Wednesday. If it was below zero, it was Wednesday. If the wind was blowing sideways, it was Wednesday. Six months later, they have good reason to don their Hawaiian shirts!
Why start an outdoor anything in the dead of winter? Well, in this case, longtime Fishline volunteers Helen Supancheck and Karen Calhoun heard a story. It was about a boy who came into Fishline without a coat. While we often give vouchers for folks to buy clothes at Second Season (our thrift store), no clothing was available on site. This was enough to spur these women into action. They enlisted their husbands, Greg and Steve, their neighbor Kaori, and even her spouse!
This operation is no easy feat: inventory is picked up almost daily from Second Season. They load and unload hundreds of pounds of clothing, haul it upstairs, and sort it in whatever available space they can find. But the service has been so well-received, they have no plans to quit anytime soon. Helen told me that they knew they had done the right thing when one day, early on, a homeless man without shoes came by. They had exactly one pair of shoes in their entire inventory and guess what? They fit him like a glove!