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Community Resources

Family Community Resources

Kitsap County Community Resources - 211 or toll free 1-866-736-9634: 

Information about food banks, meal sites, help with job training and finding employment

Kitsap County Housing – 360-473-2035: 

Resources to locate transitional housing, residential housing and severe weather shelter.

Severe Weather Shelters: 

From November 1 through March 31, shelters are open during severe winter weather conditions: temp 32 degrees or lower for at least 6 hours, or rain/snow expected to accumulate at least 1” in 24 hours. Shelters open each night, from 6 pm until 7 am. Kitsap Transit busses are now running red alerts when shelters are open, where each bus’s destination is displayed.

Do you need childcare?: 

The Washington State Child Care Resource & Referral Network offers free assistance to parents seeking child care, including school-aged children. Call 1-800-446-1114 or go online to

Military One Source is a U.S. Department of Defense program that provides resources and support to active-duty, National Guard and Reserve service members and their families anywhere in the world. The program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to users. No matter what is causing stress, Military One Source has counseling, financial and tax assistance resources available for military families during this or any season. To learn more, call 1-800-342-9647 or go online to Military One Source

Food banks

  • South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank: 360-876-4089, at 1402 Bay Street, is open Monday through Friday 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
  • Life Care Food Bank: 360-876-9244, serves families living south of Sedgwick Road. Life Care is downstairs at Spirit of Life Lutheran Church, 3901 SE Mullenix Road, open Saturday’s 9 am to 1 pm.

Both food banks require photo identification and proof of residency, such as a utility bill or rental agreement.

Free Meal Sites in Port Orchard

Care Kitchen at Christian Life Center, 1780 SE Lincoln Avenue: Wednesday’s, 5-6 pm (not available Christmas Day or New Year’s Day)

South Kitsap Family Kitchen is at 1 st Lutheran Community Church, 2483 Mitchell Road, last two weeks of each month - Monday’s, Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s, 5-6:30 pm (closed 12/24-12/26)

Port Orchard Church of Christ, 2585 Carr Lane, 2 nd Monday each month, 5-6 pm.