Welcome to the Equity and Family Engagement Department
****Due to the district closure impacted by COVID 19, the Equity and Family Engagement Department will be working remotely offsite. Please send an email to Kim Darcy or Dr. Tanisha Brandon-Felder or call 206-393-4217 and you will receive a response within the day. Thank you.
Please go to the Community Events Page for more resources: Unemployment, Rent assistance etc.
COVID 19 Info in Various Languages
Food/Gift Card Supports for Families (updated 5/26/20)
Shoreline Supplemental Weekend Food Support
If your family needs additional food that you are unable to access elsewhere, some weekend food bags are available for home delivery. Food bags will not have all ingredients for complete meals, but will include non-perishable items for the weekend, such as pasta, canned foods, jar of peanut butter, box of cereal, or similar items.
Call 206-385-9385 by 5pm on Wednesdays to request a delivery. The phone line is available Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. Requests made after 5pm on Wednesdays will be scheduled for the following weekend. Food will be delivered Friday afternoons between 12:30 and 4:00 pm. We hope to provide one bag per household member, but supply is limited so not all requests may be met.
This service is being provided in partnership with Sound Generations, Hunger Intervention Program (HIP), Hopelink, Shoreline PTA Council, and the City of Shoreline.
- Neighborhood House created videos on Expanded Unemployment Benefits Info in multiple languages: Amharic, Khmer, Farsi, Marshallese, Russian, Somali, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
- Multi-lingual COVID-19 Resources – Over 32 languages and ASL for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind Communities. See attached for list and info. on face coverings for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Blind community members.
- Food Bank Home Delivery program (a Food Lifeline, United Way of King County, Metro, and City of Seattle partnership) delivers shelf stable food boxes to those who can’t access food banks or afford groceries. Boxes are delivered 2-3 days after ordering. Up to 3 boxes can be requested per delivery. There are 2 ways to request:
- Call the toll-free number at 833-540-0800, Mondays to Fridays from 11am-4pm. (This is also for Free Tax online help.)
- Use the online ordering form (page translated in multiple languages).
- The Shoreline Weekend Food Bag program will be ending and providing two last deliveries on May 29 and June 5. Call 206-385-9385 by 5pm,Wednesday May 27 and June 3 to request a Friday delivery. Thank you to Shoreline PTA Council 6.12, Hunger Intervention Program, Hopelink and Sound Generations for their support to help Shoreline families.
Family Supports During Shoreline School Closures
In need of support?
If you are in need of support, please check out the information below. Please contact your school’s Family Advocate to ask about other supports. If you’re not sure who your Family Advocate is, check here.
Community Food Support
- HopelinkFood Bank (pre-packaged food items)
17837 Aurora Ave. N.
Tues. 12-4 p.m., Wed. 3-7 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (closed Fridays)
- North HelplineFood Bank
12726 33rd NE, Lake City
Wed. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.; Thurs. 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
* Bitter Lake Location Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Little FreePantries
* Ridgecrest Little Free Pantry: 15815 11th Ave NE (Facebook Page)
* Little Free Pantry North City: 1674 NE 185th (Facebook Page)
* North City Cabinet & Cooler: 18910 8th Ave. NE (cold food in a cooler & hot food at 8:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.)
* Meridian Park Little Free Pantry: 18312 Corliss Ave N.
* The Triangle Little Free Shed: 14544 Evanston Ave. N.
* MLT Little Free Pantry: On 56th Ave. W. between Calvary Fellowship Church & Espresso Break (Facebook Page)
* Richmond Beach Little Free Pantry: 1422 NW 195th St.
* Echo Lake/Northridge Little Free Pantry: 20008 6th ave NE (park on 200th side)
* St. Barnabas Anglican Church/Parkwood: 2340 N. 155th St. (across from Twin Ponds Park)
* Ballinger Little Free Pantry: On the corner of NE 198th St. & 14th Ave. NE (Facebook Page)
* LFP Little Free Pantry/Little Free Library: NE 180th St. & 15th Ave. NE
* Shoreline Community College (for students): 3rd floor of the PUB (11:30-2:30 school days)
* Meadowdale Little Free Pantry: 15724 53rd Pl. W., Edmonds (Facebook Page)
- Free Community Brown Bag Meals
* Ronald United Methodist Church (5:30-6:30 p.m. each Thurs., 17839 Aurora Ave. N. Shoreline )
* St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church (5:30-6:30 p.m. each Tues., 722 N. 145th St. Shoreline)
Are you able to lend support?
- NEW! Donate funds for the purchase of grocery or gas cards for families in need!
- Shoreline PTA Council is is working with Embrace Shoreline Schools and Kinder Konnection to collect funds for this purpose and partnering with school Family Advocates for the distribution of these cards.
* To donate online, go to https://embraceshorelineschools.org/. If you have cards that you've already purchased and you'd like to donate them, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
- 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.
- Help support child care access and scholarships through Dale Turner YMCA.
- 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.
- Donate to United Way of King County's Community Relief Fund: Access to Food to support a network of food banks and family food relief programs countywide.
- Additional great resources for information and ways to support others: United Way of King County & the King County Donations Connector
Have questions? Email email@example.com. Thank you!
Shoreline Equity and Family Engagement Department
The Purpose: To create urgency and immediate impact on students of color, and culturally and linguistically diverse students using culturally responsive practices and policies, while building racial equity awareness and skills with Shoreline staff. The work of the equity department expands throughout all district departments and programs. The goal is to lead and develop with equity in mind while examining and shifting the inequities in our procedures, polices and practices. This work attends to hearts and minds so that we can make changes in structures and systems. The students are our non-negotiable WHY.
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health recommendations have been translated into the following languages (PDF):
We value all diversity in our students and families and staff.
Our hearts are with every group that has ever been targeted, been historically marginalized, been harassed, been abused, been publicly mocked and any other hurtful action. Shoreline students, familes and staff should thrive and flourish. Please hold us accountable to that.
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