Keep this: COVID-19: How you can help / Little Free Pantry list

Friday, March 27, 2020

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There are many things you can do to help during this pandemic. The City of Shoreline has provided an excellent list.

COVID-19 Update: How you can help

The Shoreline community has always prided itself on a spirit of volunteerism and support for our neighbors and the larger community. With Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order in place, finding a way to volunteer and give back safely can be challenging.

Here are a few ways you can help. There is an updated list of opportunities on the website of the City of Shoreline:

Support your vulnerable neighbors

Reach out, safely, with a call, text, or talk through the door to see how your neighbors are doing.

Visiting the grocery store or pharmacy for food or medicine is still allowed. However, the fewer people who are out, the better, especially those who are over 60 or who have an underlying health condition. Consider asking your vulnerable neighbors if you can combine their errands with your own and pick up their groceries or prescriptions for them.

Support local businesses

Many restaurants are still open for takeout or delivery services. Please support them with your business if you’re able. (See our list here)

For local businesses that have been ordered to close for the duration of the order, consider purchasing a gift card now to use when the crisis is over.

United Way Volunteer Portal

Community based organizations are working hard to continue providing needed services to residents throughout the Coronavirus crisis. Please consider doing what you can to offer your support. Through the link below, you will find a listing of organizations around the county that have identified specific resource needs that you can review. United Way’s Volunteer Portal

Donate blood 

Growing COVID-19 concerns and closures have led to canceled blood drives and thousands of lost donations, putting our local blood supply in danger of collapse.

Donating blood is a safe activity, and there is no risk of contracting coronavirus from the blood donation process.

Make an appointment and find a blood drive: Bloodworks Northwest

Shoreline Schools Family Support

Shoreline School District and Shoreline PTA Council are accepting donations that will directly support students in need. The funds will be used to purchase grocery store gift cards that will be distributed through each school's Family Advocate.

Little Free Pantries

Little Free Pantries were created by residents for residents. You are invited to leave non-perishable food items at any of these locations. Anyone in need of food is invited to "take what they need and leave what they can."

  • Ballinger: On the corner of NE 198th St and 14th Ave NE
  • Ballinger: 20346 21st Ave. NE. Corner of NE 205th St and 21st Ave NE
  • Briarcrest: Shoreline United Methodist Church: corner of NE 145th St and 25th Ave NE
  • Briarcrest: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 14514 20th Ave NE
  • Echo Lake (Northridge): 20008 6th Ave NE
  • Echo Lake: Shoreline Covenant Church N 185th and Ashworth
  • Lake Forest Park: 19706 30th Ave NE
  • Meadowdale (Edmonds) 15724 53rd Pl W, Edmonds 98026
  • Meridian Park: Little Purple Pantry 16173 Midvale Ave N
  • Meridian Park: 18312 Corliss Ave N
  • Meridian Park: 17900 block of 1st Ave NE
  • Mountlake Terrace: On 56th Ave W across from Calvary Fellowship Church
  • North City: 1674 NE 185th St
  • North City Little Free Pantry Share with your Neighbor: 18910 8th Ave NE - food, books, toys, soap, etc.
  • Stay SaFE Pet Pantry in front of Seattle Area Feline Rescue 14717 Aurora Ave N
  • Richmond Beach: 1422 NW 195th St
  • Richmond Beach: Calvin Presbyterian Church 18826 3rd Ave NW opening in December
  • Richmond Highlands: First Lutheran Church NW 185th and 8th NW
  • Ridgecrest: 15815 11th Ave NE
  • St. Barnabas Anglican Church/Parkwood: 2340 N 155th St
  • Westminster Triangle: Free Little Shed 14544 Evanston Ave N


Hopelink provides support for Shoreline residents through a food bank, emergency financial assistance, eviction prevention and move-in assistance. Hopelink isn't currently accepting physical donations of food out of an abundance of caution. However, you can still make a monetary donation to Hopelink

Shoreline LFP Senior Center

The Center is currently closed, but continues to provide essential services such as Meals on Wheels, mental health consultations, community dining (now on take out), and the neighborhood wellness check program. Despite being closed, their operational expenses are ongoing. Please consider a financial donation via their Covid-19 Donation Relief Fund Drive. Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center

Donations Connector

King County government is working with regional private and public sector organizations to direct donations to agencies in need – and the people they are charged to serve during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the response effort moves into a critical phase, people, businesses and nonprofits are searching for an effective means to make sure services, supplies and funding reach health care providers, first responders (e.g. firefighters, law enforcement, medical and healthcare providers), and social service entities working on the front lines. Donations Connector

Connect with others on social media

We have a new Facebook page, Shoreline Community Connections, for residents to share positive and creative ideas during a time when we are practicing social distancing.

Updated 8-29-2020


Unknown April 1, 2020 at 5:57 PM  

I was looking for ways to help. Thanks for posting this list of suggestions.

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