Pantry + Food Support

TC PTA Community Pantry
NE seattle PTA partnership

One way TC PTA supports our community is by providing a selection of non-perishable food, personal and household hygiene items, school supplies and other basic necessities to families in our community through our school pantry. This year, as school returns to full-time in-person, TC PTA Pantry is moving back to Thornton Creek. Check for updates below as we continue to evolve this community resource. Do you have questions, or want to get more involved? - drop us an email at hello@tc-pta.org

TC Community Pantry - Open All School Days

Come check out the Community Pantry during school hours. Families can access the pantry through the main office. We are stocking food staples, cleaning supplies, and more household needs, and the Pantry is open to all families in our community! You can fill out the survey here to let us know about any specific needs. For Weekend Food Packs For Kids or to talk to someone regarding specific support needs - please connect with our School Social Worker, Channon Agor (chagor@seattleschools.org), and/or check with the resources listed below.

Support TC Community Pantry

If you’d like to volunteer with TC’s Community Pantry, we’d love to have you on our team! Send a note to pantry@tc-pta.org to connect and for more information! To support our Pantry through donations, you make a cash donation via Paypal, or check out our Target wish list!

Additional Food Support for Students and Families

Below are several resources that provide food support to families and individuals with limited resources. Additional food support when the meals sites, pantry and food banks are closed can be found 24/7 through the Community Information Line (just dial 2-1-1) and/or the Crisis Connection website.

2022 Food Bank Resources

North Helpline:
https://www.northhelpline.org/get-help/food-bank/
Provides home delivery to the following zip codes: 98125, 98133, 98155, 98177, 98115, 98011, and 98028.

University District Food Bank:
https://www.udistrictfoodbank.org/
Food bank and home delivery for the following zip codes: 98102, 98103, 98105, 98112, 98115, and 98125.

Family Works:
https://familyworksseattle.org/food-banks/#programs
Food bank and home delivery for the following zip codes: 98103, 98107, 98115, 98117, 98133, and 98177.

Seattle Food Bank Directory:
http://www.seattlefoodcommittee.org/food-bank-directory/

Seattle Public Schools Food Distribution
All Seattle Public School students, regardless of family income, will have access to nutrition meals at no cost throughout the 2021-22 school year thanks to a program provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Families who qualify for Free and Reduced meals should still complete the SPS application as there are additional benefits available throughout the year, including fee waivers for technology and school activities (field trips and events).
More info here: https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/culinary-services/free-and-reduced-price-meals/

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Family Works Resource Center
Nathan Hale High School - 10750 30th Ave NE, Seattle
Wednesdays, 1:30-4pm (South Entrance)
Web:
https://familyworksseattle.org
Phone:
206-694-6727 (After hours assistance available via phone)

The Family Works Resource Center has a family/community connector who helps families navigate support. All families have to do is come to the South entry between 1:30 – 4pm on Wednesdays. Family Works will help connect SPS families with the services they need.

At the Center, families will be connected to knowledgeable and friendly staff who can assist with:

  • rental assistance applications

  • enrollment in public benefits

  • navigating a vast network of community resources

  • clothing & shoes

  • free diapers, books and toys

  • weekly groceries at its food bank, available through its Wallingford location: 1501 N. 45th Street, Seattle.

  • connecting families within their community by offering multilingual playgroups, parent support networks, and other enrichment activities for families.

  • services are offered in English, Spanish, and Somali.

To reach Family Works outside of its hours at Nathan Hale High School, please call (206) 694-6727.

University District Food Bank
University District Food Bank operates a walk-in food bank in the University District four-days a week to individuals and families from across Northeast Seattle. They offer food, toiletries, baby formula, diapers, pet food, and connections to important community resources to residents of zip codes 98102, 98103, 98105, 98112, 98115, and 98125. Home deliveries are also available, check for details here.

An additional location at the
Magnuson Park Community Food Pantry operates weekly on Wednesdays 11am-2pm.

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