Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm
The mission of The Salvation Army Family Services is to address the social and spiritual needs of low-income individuals and families in the Kitsap County community. Through our social welfare program, we provide assistance and support to address a wide variety of personal and social difficulties by helping our clients access necessary resources. We strive to preserve the dignity and self-respect of the individuals and families seeking assistance, while encouraging them to become self-sufficient. For information on specific programs and locations, contact The Salvation Army Corps in Bremerton at 360-373-5550
Appointments are not required to receive food boxes. However, you will need to bring proof of current address (such as a utility bill) and ID for everyone in the household including each child. Our food bank provides a variety of assistance for our clients including:
- Food Boxes - Available once a month to all those who meet the federal low income level requirements. We endeavor to provide a well-balanced, nutritious box of food that will provide meals for three days.
- Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) - Government food commodities are available to all those who fall below the federal low income level requirements. Government commodities may be received weekly. However, clients may only register at one Kitsap County food bank to receive commodities.
- Toiletries - We carry a wide varieties of hygiene items and household products including shampoo, diapers, soap and laundry detergent. Just ask during your interview.
- Nomadic Food Provisions - This is available every other week for those living outsides. This is a package of easy-open food items that do not need refrigeration or cooking. It also includes (when available) simple hygiene products.
- Tents/Blankets/Clothing - When available, determined on a case-by-case situation.
If you are faced with a disconnection, financial assistance from The Salvation Army is available at certain times of the year. You will need to call ahead for an appointment. When you call, please be ready with pen and paper to write down instructions, such as what you will need to bring. We limit assistance to once every 24 months. Social services staff will work directly with your energy provider in order to help people avoid a shut off. For more information please contact The Salvation Army in Bremerton at 360-373-5550
Homeless Resource Guide
Are you - or is someone you know - homeless and in need of help locating local resources and help? We have a simple four-page guide to local organizations and services available to those in need. Among the services listed are locations for food baskets and free meals, housing and state benefits assistance, showers and clothing assistance, and more. Download the Autumn 2014 Homeless Resource Guide by clicking HERE.
Emergency Disaster Services (EDS)
While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services. And while these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster. When tragedy strikes in your community, remember that The Salvation Army is on the scene. Volunteers are needed for behind-the-scenes and frontline work. Donations enable Salvation Army personnel to assist hundreds of thousands of disaster survivors. Credit card donations may be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or online by clicking HERE.
For more information, contact your nearest Salvation Army. A complete listing of The Salvation Army's locations throughout Washington state, northern Idaho and western Montana, can be found by clicking HERE. We welcome your involvement.