Beginning on Monday, March 23, we are expanding our food distribution program to reach more children. The locations we will provide meal services from 11:30-12:30 each weekday beginning on Monday are:

  • Aldercrest Campus (Cascade K-8 and Home Education Exchange), 2800 NE 200th St.
  • Echo Lake Elementary School, 19345 Wallingford Ave. N
  • Meridian Park Elementary School, 17077 Meridian Ave. N
  • North City Elementary School, 816 NE 190th St.
  • Parkwood Elementary School, 1815 N 155th St.
  • Ridgecrest Elementary School, 16516 10th Ave. NE
  • Shorecrest High School, 15343 25th Ave. NE
  • Shorewood High School, 17300 Fremont Ave. N

School district meals are provided for FREE to all children 18 and younger each weekday at the locations listed above. *Children must be present to receive meals*

Children will receive a hot lunch and a breakfast pack for the following day. Each day's menu will be posted on the Food and Nutrition Services webpage that morning.

Meals can be picked up using the drive-through at each location or by walking up to the site. If driving, please stay in your vehicle and staff will bring the meal/s to you. If walking up, please maintain social distancing of six feet from others in line.

Additional family food resources are available from Shoreline PTA Council, Little Free Pantries and Hopelink Food Bank. Please see the information below on how to access those resources.

Family Supports During Shoreline School Closures

In light of increased safety precautions, PTA Council is shifting its operations for food and grocery/gas card support for local families, effective immediately. PTA Council will no longer be handing out grocery/gas cards and food at the District’s Central Kitchen or by delivery, but is working with the school district to make a new plan for distributing grocery/gas card in some other manner.

If you need support (or can lend support), please check out the information below. You can also reach out to 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

  • Hopelink Food Bank (pre-packaged food items)
    17837 Aurora Ave. N. 
    Tuesdays 12-4 pm; Wednesdays 3-7 pm; and Thursdays 10 am-2 pm 
  • North Helpline Food Bank
    12726 33rd NE, Lake City
    Wed. 10 am -1 pm; Thurs. 4:30-6:30 pm; Sat. 11 am – 1 pm
    * Bitter Lake Location Sat. 10 am – 2 pm
  • Dale Turner YMCA
    12:00-12:30 pm pre-packaged food pick-up for youth under 18
    *additional food distribution information coming soon.
  • Little Free Pantries
    • Little Free Pantry Ridgecrest: 15815 11th Ave NE
    • Little Free Pantry Meridian Park: 18312 Corliss Ave N.
    • Little Free Shed: 14544 Evanston Ave. N.
    • MLT Little Free Pantry: On 56th Ave. W. across from Calvary Fellowship Church
    • Richmond Beach Little Free Pantry:  1422 NW 195th St.

Are you able to lend support?

  • NEW! Donate funds for the purchase of grocery or gas cards for families in need. Council is coordinating with the school district to develop a plan for distributing these to families. Shoreline PTA Council has partnered with Embrace Shoreline Schools and Kinder Konnection to collect funds for this purpose. To donate online, go to https://embraceshorelineschools.org/. If you have cards that you've purchased and you'd like to donate them, please contact shorelineptapres@gmail.com to make arrangements.
  • Drop off food donations at one of the Little Free Pantries listed above.
  • Help provide rental assistance and utility support by donating to Hopelink
  • Help support child care access and food access through Dale Turner YMCA