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 Schools Summer Meal Program (June 24-Aug. 14)
Shoreline Public Schools will offer FREE summer meals to all youth 18 and younger. Meal packs (one lunch & one breakfast) will be given out each weekday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 4 sites (youth need not be present to receive food):
Aldercrest Campus (Cascade K-8 & Home Educ. Exchange - 2800 NE 200th St.)
Meridian Park Elementary School (17077 Meridian Ave. N)
Shorecrest High School (15343 25th Ave. NE)
Shorewood High School (17300 Fremont Ave. N)
Hunger Intervention Progam Summer Food Sites (June 22-Aug. 28) *Breakfast served only on Mondays at all sites
Paramount School Park (15300 8th Ave. NE) 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
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.
Pandemic EBT Benefits If your family qualifies for free & reduced lunch at school but does not currently receive basic food benefits (also known as food stamps or EBT), you can apply for a one-time emergency food benefit on the Washington Connection website. **If your family receives Basic Food through DSHS and your children receive free or reduced-price school meals, you do not need to apply for P-EBT; you will automatically receive these one-time benefits on your EBT card.
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
Little Free Pantries
Ballinger: On the corner of NE 198th St. & 14th Ave. NE (Facebook Page)
Briarcrest Little Free Pantry (14511 25th Ave. NE, in front of Shoreline United Methodist Church)
Echo Lake/Northridge: 20008 6th ave NE (park on 200th side)
Shoreline: 20346 21st Ave. NE. (Corner of NE 205th St. & 21st Ave. NE)
St. Barnabas Anglican Church/Parkwood: 2340 N. 155th St. (across from Twin Ponds Park)
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)
City of Shoreline is offering day camps for ages 5-15 years old (Camp Shoreline for ages 5-12 years, Bravo Sports Camp for ages 10-15 years, and Let off S.T.E.A.M. for ages 10-15.) They offer free scholarships for Shoreline residents up to $230 per child for families who qualify. Scholarships are limited and applications can be found here. Registration information can be found here. For registration or scholarship questions, please call 206-801-2600.
YMCA has not released their summer camp information yet. Check their website for updates. Call 206-363-0446 to ask about how to apply for scholarships.
Call 2-1-1 (or dial 800-621-4636 in King County) to get referrals for resources in your area. The person on the call will be able to search a database of local resources that gets updated regularly.
Make Yourself Count!! **Go to https://my2020census.gov/ to complete the Census** Once every 10 years, the federal government is required by the Constitution to count every single person in the United States and its territories. Your response matters in so many ways. The Census is used to allocate funding for many government programs and determines how many legislators and Electoral College votes the State of Washington receives. The Census Bureau will never ask for your social security number, banking or credit card information, or any donations or action on behalf of a political party. Also, please know that the census will not ask about the citizenship status of any member of your family!
Are You able to Lend Support?
Drop off food donations at one of the Little Free Pantries listed above (or build your own Little Free Pantry!).
Help provide food, rental assistance and utility support by donating to Hopelink.
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.
Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
The WORKS closed until further notice
The WORKS will remain closed until further notice due to the ongoing school closure. The WORKS is open *when school is in session* on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm. For urgent needs, please email email@example.com or leave a message at 206-393-4916 or contact your local school Family Advocate.