Neighbor Helping Neighbor,
One Neighbor At A Time

Founded in the 1960s as a food bank in response to the "war on poverty", Helpline House is a community-funded non-profit agency providing a full range of services.

Basic services are provided cost-free to those in need. Needs are defined broadly, and are not always financial.

Any community member in crisis or in need of social work consultation, volunteer opportunities or other related service is welcome at Helpline House.

Helpline House is centrally located in Winslow on Knechtel Way.

Helpline location on Google Maps

See Us In Action!

Helpline House Slide Show

Can You Do The Turkey Trot?

Jennifer Campbell and Ann Browning are working on Bainbridge Island's seventh annual Turkey Trot - run/walk around Battle Point Park on Thanksgiving morning. Proceeds are designated for Helpline. Great sponsors for a great cause.

  • Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot

  • Children from Island Coop Preschool seek and find foods just like in their pantries at home.

    Families from Cross Sound Church bring much needed peanut butter and jelly to the Food Bank - over 100 jars of each!


    Did you know that you can contribute to Helpline from this website with your credit card?

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    What brought neighbors to Helpline House in October 2015?
    In their own words...a partial list

    • Food Stamp help: help understanding my health insurance; Apple Health (Dentist); other services I am qualified for
    • Financial help with food, gas, clothing. Help facilitating the process of getting myself set up for Food Stamps w/DSHS possible leads on supplemental employment
    • Housing and transporation; would like to relocate in Bainbridge Island or Poulsbo area
    • We lost our house and came here to be close to grandkids
    • Three requests for counseling

    Social Workers noted for October:

    Housing, SNAP applications (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), children's activity scholarships and other financial assistance requests, along with numerous requests for counseling were the focus of social work activity during the month of October. We also have two new social workers as well as one worker on maternity leave.

    The Food Bank Manager noted for October:

    1. Total number of individuals served has decreased 25% as compared to October 2014.

    2. Interfaith Council of Bainbridge Island-North Kitsap conducted a food drive that resulted in very generous and much needed food for the food bank.

    3. The food bank shopping area was modified to increase efficiency and capacity as well as to more easily accommodate mobility impaired customers.

    Helpline House