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

Fall 2021 - Welcome back to school!

Thornton Creek PTA is here to support our community, and one way we’ve been doing that is through our award-winning Community Pantry partnership. This year, we’ll be working with school administration and staff to develop a “school pantry” right here at TC, which will provide food items and other household items, and be open to all TC families.

To do this well, we need to hear from our school community! What items should be included in the pantry? What would be helpful for your family at this time?

Please click here to fill out an anonymous online form.

If you would like to talk to someone regarding specific support needs, please contact Assistant Principal Laurie Miller at

Once we have received feedback, we’ll get set up and inform our school community about how to access pantry items. Thank you for your response!

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.

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:

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Family Works Resource Center
Nathan Hale High School - 10750 30th Ave NE, Seattle
Wednesdays, 1:30-4pm (South Entrance)
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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