Mark Ince

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

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

On Feb. 1, ShareNet partnered with North Kitsap Fishline for administration of ShareNet’s emergency assistance funding. In this new partnership, clients who can benefit from… Continue reading

Generosity Allows ShareNet to Start 2017 with Hope | ShareNet

As for most of us, January is a reflective time when ShareNet regroups from the holiday craziness and looks back on what happened in 2016… Continue reading

Each struggle matters: clients and community share feedback | ShareNet

Even social services work can become routine on some days. We see a lot of people in our community struggling, so perhaps it’s natural that… Continue reading

ShareNet & You

Nutrition is an interesting issue at food banks. In the history of food banks, it was often an accepted notion that the food provided there… Continue reading

Neighbor Aid raises more than $60,000 | ShareNet And You | February

ShareNet would like to sincerely thank our community for supporting Neighbor Aid 2009, and providing us with $62,880 for our 2010 operations.We know that for… Continue reading

ShareNet served 8,100 in 2009 | ShareNet And You | March

As our year-end statistics came together, we wanted to share them with the community that made them possible, as well as recap milestones of our… Continue reading

Letter Carriers’ drive delivered | ShareNet And You | June

May 8 marked the annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive, commonly referred to as the Postal Food Drive, which… Continue reading

ShareNet elected to council | ShareNet And You | August

ShareNet has been elected to serve on the Membership Agency Council of Food Lifeline, Washington’s leading hunger relief agency.ShareNet will represent the more than 30… Continue reading

School supply drive fills 165 backpacks | ShareNet And You | October

ShareNet provided more than 165 new, well stocked backpacks to struggling families in our community at our Back to School Supplies event held on Aug.… Continue reading

Who would you turn to? | ShareNet And You | November

What if….You were so hungry you were light-headed, weak, or couldn’t think straight?You were threatened with eviction or no heat in winter because you’d lost… Continue reading

Volunteer has giving spirit | ShareNet And You | March

ShareNet was founded with a giving heart and has served for 22 years in the generous spirit of its community donors and volunteers. We usually profile volunteers who have been with us for a while, but now and then a newcomer’s contribution really stands out. No volunteer has been more generous with her time and heart recently than Sherri Luxon, who has been with us since last summer.