Mark Ince

COVID-19 journal: Part II

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Coping with COVID-19

Driving in this morning over the bridge, the road is eerily quiet during what’s usually the earliest stages of rush hour. Quiet because of light… Continue reading


Fresh produce makes the difference

Community support helped us through another strong year providing to the neediest among local residents. Services in 2019 held steady at nearly 24,000 individual service… Continue reading


Crossing the bridge to hunger

Sometimes suffering is obvious; sometimes it’s not. Sometimes we know someone is homeless; with hunger, we usually don’t know. If someone is injured on the… Continue reading

Community changes the story for neighbors in need

Community changes the story for neighbors in need

Movable Hunger

Recently I saw a documentary about artist Michael Heizer’s installation “Levitated Mass,” which involved transporting a 340-ton boulder from a quarry in Riverside, Calif. to… Continue reading

Local housing survey looks to the future

If you follow the affordable housing crisis locally, in Seattle or beyond, then you know there are all sorts of theories about what works, and… Continue reading

Severe Weather Shelters vitally important on freezing nights

The county’s Severe Weather Shelters (SWS’s) have gotten quite a workout after our recent blast of snow — which resulted in the longest continous operation… Continue reading

GRACE Project Supports Food Banks

In July 2017, the Kitsap Conservation District was awarded a $50,000 grant to grow technical assistance capacity for urban agriculture conservation projects. The awarded idea… Continue reading

HomeShare Programs Offer Promising Housing Model in North Kitsap | Sharenet & You

By Mark Ince Kingston Community News, Columnist An important alternative housing model is building foundations in North Kitsap through the HomeShare programs at North Kitsap… Continue reading

Outstanding volunteer service in 2017

As I looked back over 2017, checking our Facebook posts for all the day-to-day items I’d forgotten in the sweep of larger issues, trends and… Continue reading

Project Connect comes to Kingston | ShareNet & You

When Kitsap County Department of Human Services took over the annual Point-in-Time Count of local people who are homeless, Housing and Homelessness Program coordinator Kirsten… Continue reading

Poverty in suburbs outpaces poverty in cities | ShareNet & You

Recent studies show poverty in the suburbs has outpaced poverty in urban areas during the last 25 years. University of Washington professor Scott Allard’s book… Continue reading

Strengthening opportunities for better lives | ShareNet & You

Lorraine Doleman grew up believing in the power of helping others. She and her father volunteered at a food bank in San Jose, California. She… Continue reading

Kitsap Fresh strengthens local farming | ShareNet & You

In 2014, a food producer co-op online market called Kitsap Fresh was born. The idea came from the meeting of local WSU Extension employee Laura… Continue reading

Suquamish Elementary students learn about F2GO | ShareNet & You

Editor’s Note: the following is a clarification, not a correction, made by North Kitsap Fishline. North Kitsap Fishline is the food bank which serves Suquamish… Continue reading

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

The summer learning “slide,” and the nutritional gap that occurs when food programs that operate during the school year cease, can hit children from lower-income… Continue reading

One person’s contribution is vital | ShareNet & You

Because we depend on volunteers for our operation, even the absence of one person in a key position can make a big difference. In April… Continue reading

Mobile Dental Van in Kingston April 1 | ShareNet & You

Medical Teams International (MTI) is a humanitarian aid organization that also drives localized health initiatives, such as the Mobile Dental Program, coming to Kingston on… Continue reading