Updated: Apr 4, 2021
In 2020 Compass & Clock and it's members organized & hosted 5 Local Food Drives to help restock the shelves of the local food banks. Together in a total of just 15 hours we collected over 3000lbs of food & $1400 in monetary donations for 5 different Food Banks in the Westsound.
Our local food banks continue to be tasked with handling the growing need for food in our communities while also managing safe distribution practices, operating with a greatly reduced staff, and significant operational changes.
According to Northwest Harvest:
One million Washington residents visited a food bank in the past year.
1 in 10 Washingtonians consistently struggle with hunger.
1 in 6 Washington kids live in a household that faces challenges in putting enough food on the table.
1 in 8 Washingtonians live below the poverty line.
1 in 8 Washingtonians relies on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to purchase food. Half of all people on SNAP are kids.
The majority of working-age Washingtonians living in poverty are working or actively looking for work. Many work more than one job.
Washington State ranks 10th in the country in overall wealth—and ranks 34th in food insecurity.
How can YOU help? Let's ReStock the Shelves Together!
Mark Your Calendars for these upcoming APRIL & MAY Socially Distanced
"ReStock-The-Shelves" Local Food Drives
All Local Food Drives are Sponsored and Supported by Compass & Clock and its Members.
All Food Drives will take place in that Food Bank Area's Local Safeway Parking Lot, from 10am - 1pm
DO NOT GO TO THE LOCAL FOOD BANK
Please donate the requested products they specify below, and kindly purchase these in the store. This is how we need to handle the food drive during COVID-19.
We CANNOT take donations from your pantry, we CANNOT except expired food products or Non-Perishables
MONDAY, APRIL 26TH, 10am - 1pm
For: Central Kitsap Food Bank
Where: Safeway 2890 NW Bucklin Hill Rd, Silverdale WA 98383
Chili Soups Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken, Salmon) Peanut Butter Sugar
FRIDAY, APRIL 30TH, 10am - 1pm
For: Helpline House Bainbridge Island
Where: Safeway 253 High School Rd NE, Bainbridge Island WA 98110
Juice Pouches (for Kids' Pantry Bags)
Broth (Vegetable, Chicken and Beef)
MONDAY, MAY 3RD, 10am - 1pm
For: Port Angeles Food Bank
Where: Safeway 2709 E HWY 101, Port Angeles WA 98362
Small Pop Top Can Items
Bars (Granola, Fruit, Health Bars, etc)
Any feminine or baby products
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5TH, 10am - 1pm
For: Bremerton Foodline
Where: Safeway 1401 NE McWilliams Rd, Bremerton WA 98311
Single Serve Juice Packs
Jams or Jellies (In plastic bottles if possible)
Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, beef, salmon, spam)
Tuna / Hamburger Helper & other prepared meal products
Condiments (ketchup, mayo, mustang, salt & pepper, etc)
Gluten Free Noodles
Disposable Diapers & Wipes (size 4,5 & 6)
Dish & Dishwasher Detergent
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12TH, 10am - 1pm
For: NK Fishline
Where: Safeway 19245 10th Ave NE, Poulsbo WA 98370
Pop top canned food (tuna, spaghetti o's, ravioli, and spam)
Shampoo & Conditioner
Personal Hygiene Items
Diapers Sizes 4, 5, & 6
Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
THURSDAY, MAY 13TH, 10am - 1pm
For: SK Helpline
Where: 3355 Bethel Rd SE, Port Orchard WA 98366
Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc)
Soups, chili, pop top canned food
Cleaning supplies - paper towels, anti-bacterial cleaning products & wipes