Family Services

FREE Summer Meal Sites for Youth
Meridian Park & Shorewood

Meridian Park Elementary (17077 Meridian Ave. N) and Shorewood High School (17300 Fremont Ave. N) will each host FREE meal pick-ups for ALL youth 18 and younger. Youth receiving meals DO NOT need to be Shoreline students or residents.

From July 6-30 and August 2-27 meals can be picked up Monday-Friday from 12:00-12:30 pm at Shorewood or 12:15-12:45 pm at Meridian Park. Each meal will consist of a breakfast and lunch.

Our district will host the free meal pick-ups at those schools from July 6-30 and the Hunger Intervention Program will host the meal pick-ups from the same locations from August 2-27. You can find more information and other local meal sites on the FREE Summer Meals webpage.

Additional FREE Summer Meal sites operated by organizations in our area can also be found at or by calling 1-866-348-6479 or texting “food” or “comida” to 877-877.​

Back to School Consortium
Saturday, August 21st

The Back to School event is a community effort providing school supplies and clothing assistance for families in the Shoreline School District who are living with a low income and/or experiencing circumstances in their life that make it challenging to prepare their children for going back to school in the fall. At this event, backpacks with school supplies, hygiene items and socks and underwear will be given to each student who is registered.

For more complete information, download the BTS event flyer.
English or Spanish

Registration online (register by July 30th).

Questions? Email the BTS Event Team or leave a message at 206-393-4916.

To register, volunteer, or donate to the event, please visit the BTS Consortium here.

Shoreline PTA Council is part of the Back to School Consortium, working together with the City of Shoreline, the Center for Human Services, Hopelink, Dale Turner YMCA, Rotary clubs of Lake Forest Park and Shoreline, and many others to put on the annual “Shoreline Back to School Event”. During August, the Consortium provides backpacks, school supplies, underwear, socks, and hygiene products to Shoreline and Lake Forest Park families needing help to start the school year.

Did you know there are Little Free Pantries all around our community?
Check out the map of our local pantries. 

Take what you need, and share what you can! 

You Can Donate to The Works All Year Long!

​The WORKS clothing room provides high quality, clean, gently used children’s and teen clothing to Shoreline School District families. Shoreline families experiencing economic hardship can bring their children to “shop” for gently used, stylish clothing and receive new underwear, socks and hygiene products.

Typically the PTA collects items that our families have donated to the “closet” in the main school hallway and delivers them. Due to the school being closed, that isn’t an option. Instead, clothes can be dropped off at The Works any Wednesday between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.

The Shoreline PTA Council 6.12 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donations may be tax deductible. Please talk with a tax professional. The WORKS is located at Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
(closest crossroads NE 185th and 1st NE) A Shoreline PTA Council Family Resource

You may also email Jill Steinberg, Works Chair () to schedule another drop-off time.

We ask that clothing donations be in kid sizes 4T – 16 or adult sizes XS – 3XL and be appropriate for middle and high school students. Clothing should be in great condition with no holes or stains.

For more complete details and location information, visit The Works. Thank you!

Does Your Family Want to Shop at The Works?

Due to COVID-19, shopping at The WORKS is by appointment only. Here is the sign up for upcoming appointments. When visiting The WORKS, please wear a face covering and leave your children at home. We will only allow two adults from each family to enter so that we can maintain appropriate social distancing. We apologize for this inconvenience. We kindly ask that each family only sign up once per month so that other families will have the opportunity to shop for much-needed items. Please keep checking back for additional appointment dates!

If you have questions, please email or leave a message on our info line (206) 393-4916. The WORKS is located at 18560 1st Avenue NE, on the north side of the Shoreline Center. We look forward to seeing you!

How YOU Can Help

Private and corporate support allows us to meet families’ needs as they continue to grow. Donations of gently used clothing, new socks, underwear and hygiene products, and money support the families that we serve. Volunteers are needed to help on site and for special projects. For more information on how you or your organization can help, email , check out The Works webpage, or call 206-393-1473.