The food bank opens to more support, services and referrals.

THE IMPACT OF GIVING & RECEIVING

on BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

230 HOUSEHOLD PANTRIES FILLED

Over 230 households weekly with nutrition assistance.

684 SENIORS ASSISTED

During Medicare Open Enrollment, vouchers, free medical equipment, and other support through out the year.

528 BRIGHTER VACATIONS

Kids' Pantry provided 528 bags of kid-friendly food throughout vacations and holidays.

817 LOW INCOME

Housing and homeless services provided:  rent/utilities, transportation and more.

We wish we could share the hundreds of handwritten thank you notes that

arrive all year long, here are a few:

 “It’s good to know I have an ally on the island!”

 “I’m thankful for Helpline House. You help me navigate my life with a lot more happiness”.

“I don’t say it enough but thank you very much.  Things are going really good for me right now and being able to come here just gives me that extra nudge.  It is really helpful.  I am young and I am capable…..”

“I haven’t sent a thank you card yet but I want you to know that you guys saved my life.  Where would I have been without you and here you were – right in my own backyard!”

"Coming here has been humbling but not humiliating."

"Whenever I come here, people are always smiling - is that a rule?"

"Your kind and calm disposition, when I first came into Helpline House,

allowed me to be able to assess what my needs were."

STORIES

When I was a child my single mother and I received a lot of support from Helpline House. Everything from Christmas presents, school supplies, food, shoes, and other social services.  As a lower-income family on Bainbridge Island and my mother being disabled I'm not sure how we would have survived without this place. I've never forgotten the kind people from Helpline House.  Anonymous Helpline House client

There truly are no words to describe just how grateful my family and I are for everything you have done for us.  From all the services you offer to the compassion, you have shown to us, in some of our toughest times. There is no way we would have been able to get by these last few months without you!  The pantry has helped feed us and helped take some of the stress off.  Then on top of everything the Thanksgiving grocery gift cards were more than we ever could have imagined.  Thanks to all of you we had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Than you for all you do!  A Grateful Islander

OUR MISSION

Helpline House offers an umbrella of social services and invites the community to become a part of a circle of giving and receiving help - Neighbor helping Neighbor.

FIND OUT MORE

To fulfill its mission, Helpline House relies on the community’s monetary support and direct donations of food and time. Volunteers are the backbone of operations.

Helpline House Food Bank and Social Services of Bainbridge Island

Helpline House is a community non-profit agency providing an umbrella of social services striving to help our Bainbridge Island neighbors to meet essential needs.  Basic services are provided cost-free, regardless of income.  Needs are defined broadly and not always financial.  Any community member in crisis or in need of consultation is welcome. 

Need after hours or emergency services?

Helpline House has a policy of non-discrimination regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, disability or veteran’s status, and is in compliance with all requirements of law and regulations with respect to employment, volunteer participation or service delivery. 

Address

282 Knechtel Way NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

 

MODIFIED HOURS OF OPERATIONS
 

NEW Food Bank Hours

START JUNE 15, 2020
 

Donations

Mon - Fri, except Weds

9 AM - 12 PM
 

Food Bank Curbside Pickup

Mon - Fri, except Weds

12 PM - 4 PM

Social Work

Remote Services Only Via Phone
Weekdays 9 AM - 5 PM

Phone

(206) 842.7621

Email

helpline@helplinehouse.org

Fax

(206) 842-9867