ShareNet Food Bank is another one of our stellar partners to receive the Agency Excellence Award for the outstanding work they’re doing to help end hunger in the community!
ShareNet Food Bank, in Kitsap County, found success in many areas this year. They partnered with local nonprofit, Kingston Cares, to expand their school backpack program to include summer and school breaks. They also trained Kingston Cares on how their program worked, including budgeting, staffing, shopping, logistics, safety, and school relationships. Thanks to this collaboration, ShareNet Food Bank and Kingston Cares provide 100 kids per week with nourishing meals all year long.
ShareNet also helped to educate the community about a local Severe Weather Shelter that saw plenty of use during the recent snowpocalypse. Additionally, they partnered with Kingston’s Giving Garden to fund the construction of raised beds that now grows 2,500 pounds of fresh produce annually.
Finally, ShareNet heard the dental concerns of their food bank participants and now sponsor a Mobile Dental Program. This program funds dental equipment, supplies, vehicle operation, and labor-related expenses for onsite visits from an MTI dental van. The dental vans are fully equipped and staffed by licensed dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants who volunteer their time. ShareNet’s funding helps provide treatment for people in their community twice a year.
Let’s all take a moment to say “WOW!” These efforts are truly helping to strengthen the community and make the world a better place. Thank you for all your hard work ShareNet!