Thanksgiving at Helpline House

On Bainbridge Island, hundreds of families regularly find themselves without adequate food to put on the table. This past year, more than 750 families used the Helpline House food bank.

As in years past, the Helpline food bank will provide plentiful food to all registered clients during the week of Thanksgiving. Helpline is closed on Thanksgiving Day and cooked meals are offered elsewhere in Kitsap County. With the community's help, the food bank offers extra foods during the holiday week including many of the traditional Thanksgiving meal ingredients.


November is "Food Drive Month" at Helpline House. Help us "Stuff the Turkey" by filling the food bank shelves, refrigerators and freezers! All types of food are welcome during November-holiday canned/packaged items, basic food items, and close to Thanksgiving, also fresh foods to round out holiday offerings at the food bank.

Please check back in November 2015 for more information on donation schedules.

People registered for the food bank, or who can provide proof of current residency on Bainbridge Island, are welcome to sign up to shop in the food bank for Thanksgiving foods during the week of Thanksgiving.

Can You Do The Turkey Trot?

Jennifer Campbell and Ann Browning are working on Bainbridge Island's sixth 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