Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fishline Celebrates June's Community Partner: The School Counselors and Volunteers of the Food for Thought Program

Food for Thought is a weekend backpack program for children who may not otherwise receive enough food when not in school.  The weekend packs are put together using monetary and food donations collected through NK Fishline and distributed through area schools that wish to participate in the program. They are assembled and delivered to the schools by our volunteers and then given out by each schools' guidance office. The weekly food packs are received at North Kitsap schools with happy hearts and gratitude. The children who participate in the Food for Thought program might not ever know the work that goes into bringing the program together, but they surely do feel the love.

Our community partners for the month of June are the many hands (and hearts!) that bring this program together every week.  As the school year comes to an end, we would like to recognize the counselors at the following schools for their dedication to the Food for Thought program:

Tahnee Bollert, Breidablik Elementary

Rick Goudzwaard, Pearson Elementary

Susan James, Poulsbo Elementary

Greg Parrott, Poulsbo Middle School

Karen Fick, North Kitsap High School

Ann Brandner, Suquamish Elementary

Carolyn Mosiman, Vinland Elementary

Shawn Adams, Chief Kitsap Academy
Their participation is not limited to the time it takes to distribute the packs on Fridays, but includes the skill and compassion it takes to identify and counsel the kids who are in need of these services all year round.


The program at Fishline is run and organized entirely by volunteers.  From purchasing the food, to creating the packs to delivering them every week, many kind and gracious helpers deserve our thanks, including:  Caroline Butler, Kathy Loveless, Stephanie Skansi, Riley Quayle and Shawn Quayle.

We also wish to thank the 20 Backpack Friends who donate money to help us purchase the products through the year by sponsoring a child or several children. 

If you would like to learn more about this heartwarming program, or know of children in need of this service during the summer or the school year, please contact us.

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