South Kitsap Helpline needs fresh produce to complete Thanksgiving baskets

Jennifer Hardison of South Kitsap Helpline submitted this press release to our website. Donations are down this year, she says, and the same is probably true outside of South Kitsap.

Here’s Jennifer:

“PORT ORCHARD — The South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank in Port Orchard is preparing to distribute Thanksgiving food baskets on Nov. 21st and 22nd to the more than 1,100 local families who have signed up with our agency for assistance. Because funding is very limited this year, we are unable to afford to purchase fresh, bulk produce for our baskets.

We are having a fresh produce drive to help bring in items like fresh carrots, celery, yams, sweet potatoes, baking potatoes, onions, apples, oranges and tangerines to be distributed to those in need locally. If you would like to help, please drop produce off at the South Kitsap Helpline, located at 1012 Mitchell Avenue in Port Orchard on Fri., Nov 18th from 10:30 am -3:30 pm or on Sat. the 19th from 9 am -2 pm.

If you are unable to bring produce but would like to help, you can donate securely online to assist with the purchase of necessary food items. Please visit and click the “donate now” button. To mail in a donation, please send to the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank, 1012 Mitchell Avenue, Port Orchard WA 98366. Our food bank helps to provide food to more than 50,000 local children, adults and seniors in our community annually. For more information, please call 360-876-4089. Thank you for your support!”

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