Every Friday morning, our community looks forward to reading the North Kitsap Herald to find out all the latest news on local events and people. Thanks to the generosity of our local publishers, Fishline has been featured in this paper often throughout the past year. They have permitted us a monthly column to share the progress and needs of our food bank with our community. They take our pictures when checks are presented, giving local groups and businesses the recognition they deserve. They attend fundraisers and food drives to raise awareness about the ways we help our neighbors and encourage others to get involved.
Last year, when we knew our beloved Operations Manager, Garvin Tootle, was dying of cancer, the Herald did a beautiful tribute story about his life and work while he was still alive. When we realized that we needed a new building sooner rather than later, the Herald published a front page story describing our needs. And just recently, the Herald has worked closely with Fishline to create a recurring column featuring Fishline "Hunger Heroes in Action" as well as a monthly spot highlighting facts and statistics about the work Fishline does in the community. And, together with the Herald and the Poulsbo Chamber, Fishline will be coordinating a Volunteer Fair in the fall, the first of its kind in our area.
We are truly grateful for the partnership Fishline has had over the years with Sound Publishing and the NK Herald - because of their efforts, more people are aware of the good work we do than ever before. Their commitment to sharing our message means that people who need our help will know about it and people who want to help will be inspired to get involved. We could not promote our message of Neighbors Helping Neighbors without the dedication of the North Kitsap Herald.
We thank Sound Publishing and the team at the Herald for all the ways they have contributed to our mission and have selected them as July's Community Partner of the Month.