On December 12, 2020, the Shoreline PTA Council held their Holiday Baskets: Food, Toys and Teen Gifts distribution at the Shoreline Center. Holiday Baskets is an annual event that provides holiday food and gift support to Shoreline Public Schools families who are experiencing circumstances that make it challenging to provide those things for their children. In a typical year, the program supports about 500 families. This year, they saw the need grow substantially to over 700 families. “There was definitely a greater need this year, which isn’t surprising because we’re in the middle of a pandemic,” said Holiday Baskets co-chair Shannon McMaster. “It is also not surprising how our community stepped up to meet that need.” All together, the PTA raised and distributed nearly $110,000 in gift cards and grocery vouchers to families. This came from generous PTA and community donations, partner organization support and CARES Act funding from the City of Shoreline. “The community has really been amazing,” said cochair Stacy Cotton. It’s been a challenging year for everyone, but it’s so gratifying to see so many people come together to support their community. "Whenever we asked for help in any way, the response was immediate and amazing," added McMaster.
Thank you to our Holiday Baskets partners, including: Shoreline Fire Department, Hopelink, Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park, City of Shoreline, Dale Turner Family YMCA, Alpha Delta Kappa and Shoreline Public Schools. -As reported in The Flagship newsletter
The WORKS is open by appointment only on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Please see the WORKS page for more information. Family and Student Supports
Shoreline PTA Council is pleased to be working with our community partners to support students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic and building capacity for serving the broader community. If you are in need of support (or can lend support), please check out the information below. Shoreline School District Families and Staff Community Facebook page
Community Food Support
Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is offering to-go meals with drive through/walk-up at Spartan Recreation Center (202 NE 185th St, Shoreline, drive back to the rear door) from 11:30am - 12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Meals are for kids AND adults. No sign-ups necessary – just drop by! Schedule: Monday – two lunches and a pack of four breakfast meals Wednesday – two meals Friday - one meal and weekend food pack (includes 6 meals) Contact email@example.com or 206-538-6567 with any questions.
Food Bank Home Delivery! United Way of King County, Food Lifeline, the City of Seattle and Metro Access are offering home delivery of emergency food across Seattle, North King County and East King County during COVID-19. This resource is available to anyone who: - Lives in Seattle, North King County or East King County - Is unable to access their local food bank in person - Is unable to afford groceries To order a food box, fill out this online form https://bit.ly/3dG81ot, or call United Way of King County at 1-833-540-0800, Monday through Friday from 11 am - 4 pm. At this time, households can order up to three food boxes per delivery. You can also find a nearby food bank at www.foodlifeline.org/need-food.
WithinReach hotline (1-800-322-2588) can help families apply for food benefit programs along with provide connection to additional food resources (in a variety of languages) www.withinreachwa.org
The Triangle Little Free Shed: 14544 Evanston Ave. N.
Stay SAFe Pet Pantry: 14717 Aurora Ave. N in front of the Seattle Area Feline Rescue (take what you need for your pets or leave supplies for others)
Are you in need of utility support, rental assistance or transportation funds? Contact: - Hopelink (206-440-7300) - Shoreline Community Cares(Call 206-496-3116 to schedule a phone interview; no eviction notice or utility shut off required. Includes funds from City of Shoreline grant, as well as other funds from local churches and individuals.) - North Helpline (206-365-8043)
Donate food items (preferably only what you already have on hand) and provide funding support for food and rent assistance through North Helpline(12736 33rd Ave. NE, Seattle). 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tues., Thurs., & Fri. Ring doorbell next to double doors on side of the top of driveway - do not enter warehouse.