|Bremerton Foodline Employs KCR Clients through Community Jobs Program
KCR and Bremerton Foodline have had a long-standing partnership which has benefited both
Since the Foodline only employs four part-time staff, KCR clients that are enrolled in the Community Jobs WorkFirst program provide much-needed labor and skills in order to meet the need of over 3000 families each year that receive food boxes.
Community Jobs clients of KCR receive valuable work experience and job skills that can then be used once they exit the program. The Bremerton Foodline has employed produce managers, trained others in warehousing, and armed successful employees with a strong resume to go on to find unsubsidized employment in the community.
Executive Director Monica Bernhard said, "It's important for agencies to work together - we serve many of the same clients, and together we can have a more efficient utilization of the existing resources."
"It's a win-win in our case. We get hard-working folks motivated to learn new skills and customer service. They provide support in all aspects of our organization. For them - they have the opportunity to gain job experience which gives them a leg up when they go to find permanent positions."