Thanks, Mask Marvels
United Way Donates Face Masks
To Be Delivered in New Backpacks Donated by Costco
Sept. 9, 2021
WOW — it is almost time to kick-off the new program year!
Many thanks to the United Way of Kitsap County for donating bags of new cloth face masks to help protect our students. These masks will be delivered in the new backpacks donated from Costco!
It is our hope, as we all struggle against the pandemic, that the Brigade may return to some "sense of normal" this year after all the time with "Take Home" bags.
But as usual, the Brigade will pivot in what ever direction is needed for the safety of our volunteers and the children we serve!
All Volunteers Must Be Vaccinated
Sept. 8, 2021
Here is what we know: As the Brigade enters the 2021-2022 program school year, the Covid-19 pandemic is continuing its deadly grip on the nation and the Delta (and Mu) variants are causing such havoc on our healthcare systems and the community.
In light of this reality, the Board has decided that all volunteers must be fully vaccinated for the safety of the children we serve, all of our volunteers and their families and loved ones!
If you are looking for a reason to get vaccinated here is your opportunity — it is a way to volunteer to help feed hungry children in our community.
Masks, social distancing and hand sanitizer for everyone! Please come prepared to show proof of vaccination.
Our Roomy New Pantry Will Help
Volunteers Keep COVID Precautions
Sept. 2, 2021
Folks — we have a new home!
Once again, the Bremerton School District has provided rent free space for the Brigades’ center of operation.
We’ll be in a large portable behind Naval Ave Early Learning Center. We are thrilled both by the support of the district and this beautiful new space.
Thank you, Bremerton School District Superintendent Aaron Leavell and Patty Glaser, Community Relations Coordinator for finding us a new space just in time to start the new program year in mid-September!
It give us lots of room so our volunteers can observe COVID precautions and keep everyone safe while working. We are so excited!!!
Welcome to 2021-22! Backpacks Start Going Out by Late September
Aug. 30, 2021
Hard to believe that summer is over and the school bells ring on Wednesday but the count down for the Brigade's new 2021-2022 program year begins!!!
We are getting settled in our new space at Naval Ave Elementary and look forward to delivering backpacks by mid to late September.
Space will be limited so if you know of children who would benefit from our program, please have their parents/guardians contact the school interventionist or principals!
The Brigade's volunteers are excited to kick-off the new year and help feed hungry children and families in the community!
Jan. 29, 2021
The Brigade needs some help!
Our normal distribution sources and food drives are out of commission during this pandemic. But we're still trying to help 175-plus families in need in our community through our weekly "Take Home" bags.
Food insecurity is more pressing for families as the economy is so challenged.
So, please check out the picture, and if you are out shopping and can grab some of these items to donate, please do.
Donations can be dropped off by appointment at the pantry (please call Myra Battin at (360) 471-9588) or at the Kitsap Habitat Store, 3451 Wheaton Way.
Schools are now moving into a hybrid mode but we will continue to aid families in need in conjunction with the Bremerton School District Grab-N-Go meal program.
Thank you, Bremerton, for your help in making this possible!!!