Mark Ince

Mark posted 73 stories to Kitsap Daily News.
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Poverty in suburbs outpaces poverty in cities | ShareNet & You

Recent studies show poverty in the suburbs has outpaced poverty in urban…

  • Nov 16th, 2017 2:34pm

Strengthening opportunities for better lives | ShareNet & You

Lorraine Doleman grew up believing in the power of helping others. She…

  • Oct 30th, 2017 11:34am

Kitsap Fresh strengthens local farming | ShareNet & You

In 2014, a food producer co-op online market called Kitsap Fresh was…

  • Sep 14th, 2017 1:13pm

PGST is the place for summer meal programs | ShareNet & You

The summer learning “slide,” and the nutritional gap that occurs when food…

  • Jul 6th, 2017 3:25pm

One person’s contribution is vital | ShareNet & You

Because we depend on volunteers for our operation, even the absence of…

  • Jun 13th, 2017 5:00pm

Suquamish Elementary students learn about F2GO | ShareNet & You

Editor’s Note: the following is a clarification, not a correction, made by…

  • Jul 6th, 2017 3:21pm

Mobile Dental Van in Kingston April 1 | ShareNet & You

Medical Teams International (MTI) is a humanitarian aid organization that also drives…

  • Mar 30th, 2017 11:00am

New partnership between North Kitsap Fishline and ShareNet | ShareNet & You

On Feb. 1, ShareNet partnered with North Kitsap Fishline for administration of…

  • Feb 25th, 2017 12:11pm

Generosity Allows ShareNet to Start 2017 with Hope | ShareNet

As for most of us, January is a reflective time when ShareNet…

  • Jan 27th, 2017 10:49am

Each struggle matters: clients and community share feedback | ShareNet

Even social services work can become routine on some days. We see…

  • Nov 18th, 2016 9:41am

Local Gleaning and Giving | ShareNet

Kitsap Harvest is a gleaning project that is building infrastructure in Kitsap County to support sustainable work into the future.

  • Aug 12th, 2016 5:00pm

Learning and summer nutrition in Kingston | ShareNet

On June 15, ShareNet did its last food delivery of the regular school year to our four local public schools.

  • Jul 5th, 2016 9:28pm

Giving garden keeps on giving | ShareNet

The Giving Garden will put out the call for specific seeds or seedlings among their network. By the end of March, volunteers will be on to weed control, mowing, moving vertical supports, tilling beds, and doing a tool inventory.

  • Mar 28th, 2016 10:03pm

ShareNet forging ahead | ShareNet & You

The programs that ShareNet has been able to bring to the greater Kingston area since 2008 are all dependent on funding from local residents and businesses. Programs like F2GO (Food to Grow On in our four local public schools), Crisis Assistance (energy shutoff and eviction prevention), and Fresh Look (produce distribution) are all funded through donations made by people like you.

  • Dec 18th, 2015 9:59pm

Gratitude for a community that makes it happen | ShareNet & You

As Thanksgiving rolls around, our collective ShareNet mind is mostly on the preparations necessary to serve about 200 families for the holiday. But we also think of the many partnerships we are grateful for this year, and the many unsung heroes in the ShareNet community.

  • Nov 20th, 2015 7:00pm

Helping to turn lives around one person at a time | ShareNet

Recently, former food bank client Debbie Howard came by to tell us how much she appreciated our help when she was in trouble. Before it happened to her, she may have had some preconceived ideas of what a food bank client was like: maybe they were lazy or didn’t try hard enough. Then, a series of unexpected events in her life turned her into a food bank client.

  • Nov 2nd, 2015 10:46pm

Kitsap Harvest prepares report on local gleaning

Food banks all over the county have been contacted with offers to pick plums or glean from other overabundant harvests. The grower or property owner has a distribution problem and is attempting to make sure the fruit doesn’t go to waste.

  • Sep 8th, 2015 4:33pm

Coalition an important tool for local food banks

Last week, the Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition launched a long-overdue Facebook page. the coalition felt it was finally time to branch out from an infrequently updated website and help get further word out about the good work being done by member agencies.

  • Jul 31st, 2015 5:00pm

Farmers markets care about the issue of hunger

There are several important programs available through farmers markets that can benefit food bank clients. The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides benefits to seniors and WIC (supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children) participants.

  • Jun 26th, 2015 10:19pm

Giving Garden needs volunteers to improve growth

At our April 29 community conversation on hunger, Kathy Curry of the Kingston Farm and Garden Co-op joined us to give perspective on their Giving Garden, which benefits local residents in need.

  • May 26th, 2015 4:42pm

A reason to celebrate: Neighbor Aid raises $57K | ShareNet & You

Neighbor Aid 2014 raised $57,056, and we are grateful for every dollar and every person who thought of us and the folks we serve during this critical time of year.

  • Feb 2nd, 2015 11:21pm

North end’s social safety net stronger than ever | ShareNet & You

When I worked in social services in Seattle, first as a housing advocate for low-income and homeless populations, and then as a case manager for at-risk youth, I got to see firsthand how many entities work together to address social problems with deep roots.

  • Nov 25th, 2014 6:10pm

Packed calendar means lots of service for ShareNet customers | ShareNet & You

ShareNet’s calendar, usually relentless anyway, kicks into even higher gear September-December. It falls into three main categories: community partnerships and sponsorships, seasonal events, and administrative deadlines.

  • Nov 7th, 2014 8:47pm

Neighbor Aid 2014: Stories of struggle, a compassionate community | ShareNet & You

A lot of powerful stories come through ShareNet throughout the year. Some are shared verbally, some by phone or email, some left anonymously in a note or voicemail.

  • Oct 6th, 2014 7:35pm

ShareNet ‘is deeply grateful’ for Co-op and garden | ShareNet & You

The harvest record of pounds of food produced by the Giving Garden of Kingston Farm and Garden Co-op is set to be broken in 2014.

  • Sep 6th, 2014 2:00pm

Efforts to stock back-to-school supplies begin | ShareNet & You

ShareNet supplies more than 100 students with items they need for the school year

  • Aug 8th, 2014 10:06pm

Food scholar outlines how to cut grocery your bills | ShareNet & You

Recently, ShareNet had an opportunity to connect with Leanne Brown, a food studies scholar and avid home cook who wrote “Good and Cheap,” a cookbook aimed at restricted-income readers, structured around the idea of putting three meals on the table for $4 per day.

  • Jul 1st, 2014 4:48pm

Dixon discusses importance of his role with a non-prof?it | Sharenet & You

David Dixon volunteers in two roles at ShareNet: as a Thrift Store shift lead and as a Grocery Rescue worker

  • Jun 2nd, 2014 5:32pm

Wolfle, ShareNet expand partnership | Sharenet & You

Wolfle Elementary School held two important parenting classes on April 10 and 17.

  • May 5th, 2014 9:51pm

Meet Ed Ramey, ShareNet volunteer and AARP coordinator | ShareNet & You

Ed Ramey volunteers with ShareNet’s Grocery Rescue program and makes donations of infant supplies. His wife, Joy, fills in for him when needed.

  • Mar 6th, 2014 6:47pm

Community digs deep to support Neighbor Aid, ShareNet services | ShareNet & You

It was a great year for it, because ShareNet has never gone deeper to support the community than in 2013.

  • Feb 6th, 2014 11:24pm

ShareNet is part of an ‘incredibly generous community’ | ShareNet & You

ShareNet’s program serving school kids, Food to Grow On, served an all-time high number of students in November.

  • Dec 27th, 2013 12:00am

ShareNet is thankful for its volunteers and staff | ShareNet & You

How does a place where giving from the community and to the community is the norm year-round change during the season of giving?

  • Nov 22nd, 2013 7:48pm

ShareNet, other food banks still face challenges | ShareNet & You

We continue to face a challenging operating environment. In 2008, when the economy tanked, food banks suddenly became front page news as more and more people needed us or knew those who did.

  • Oct 4th, 2013 6:13pm

Wolfle teacher puts in extra effort in the summer | ShareNet & You

Trang McGillivray is the go-to person for Wolfle Elementary School’s independently funded summer session, which ShareNet supports with take-home food for children in need.

  • Sep 9th, 2013 6:18pm

Better methods mean better yield in Giving Garden | ShareNet & You

ShareNet’s chief supplier of organic local produce is Kingston Farm and Garden Co-op’s Giving Garden.

  • Jul 29th, 2013 8:49pm

The war on hunger and fighting malnourishment | ShareNet & You

During World War II, home gardening and canning were considered patriotic duties because they reserved the nation’s farm products for the armed forces and our struggling allies.

  • Jul 1st, 2013 11:07pm

Challenge of meeting gluten-free dietary needs | ShareNet & You

A couple of years ago, Gluten Free Foodies blogger and consultant Lisa Garza did a great thing for Kitsap County food banks by hosting a gluten-free food drive and then personally distributing the donations collected.

  • Jun 6th, 2013 10:33pm

Debt repayment education class held at ShareNet | ShareNet & You

ShareNet is offering a financial education series in partnership with Kitsap Community Resources, or KCR. The next class is May 16

  • Apr 26th, 2013 7:42pm

Small businesses make good reuse of our items | ShareNet & You

Cindy Rienstra is one of the many local entrepreneurs utilizing ShareNet’s Thrift Store as part of operating a cottage industry.

  • Apr 1st, 2013 5:39pm