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."
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
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.