- Graduate Tacoma and the Tacoma Urban League created a comprehensive and searchable map of resources in our area.
- An interactive map of free nearby food help
- If you're a Tacoma resident and have lost your job or lost some income due to Coronavirus, you may qualify for the City of Tacoma's Rental Assistance. Qualifying households are eligible to receive a one-time award of up to $1,000 per household, which is paid directly to the landlord.
- For Pierce County residents (outside of Tacoma boundaries) affected by Coronavirus.
- Anyone 18 or younger can access free meals during school closures. Each child will receive two meals: lunch for the day and breakfast for the following morning.
Greater Tacoma Foundation - Staying connected during Social Distancing
A list of food banks and activities during this period of social distancing
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
This link takes you to the DFI website with resources for unemployment insurance, mortgage assistance and financial education for the whole family.
Comcast Internet Essentials
Information from Comcast regarding Internet Essentials during these times.
Call 2-1-1 or visit wa211.org for community and statewide resources.
The Tacoma Pro Bono Clinic can help answer legal questions regarding the Washington Stay at Home order.
St Leo’s Food Connection Pantry.
Currently delivering every other week to Senior and Disabled building. 1323 South Yakima Ave.
Monday 8:30 – 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 – 6:00
Wednesday 8:30 – 4:30
Thursday 8:30 – 6:00
Friday 8:30 – 6:00
Saturday 8:30 – 2:00
BASH – Bikers against Statewide Hunger
Delivers Once a Month to Senior and Disabled Building
103 140th St. S #B
Open Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 – 2:00
Eloise Cooking Pot
3543 E. McKinley Ave 253-426-1994
Hours Tues, Thurs, Fri
8:30 am – 4:30
Saturdays 8:00 – 3:30
Pick-up and Delivery available
Contactless Delivery to assist with those effected as a result of COVID-19
Can qualify for a weekly delivery, but client must request weekly
Medical Needs Food Bank
3108 East Portland Ave Tacoma
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 2:00
Provides healthy food for those with a special dietary Requirements such as (cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes) (please bring in your prescription as proof)
Student Learning Resources
Comprehensive list of Educational Companies offering free subscriptions. This massive list is updated regularly and is a great collection for content.
Scholastic is providing access to their Learn from Home resources.
Seattle Symphony Online
Free online concerts and learning workshops
Legends of Learning
Game-based learning in the areas of Earth, Life and Physical Science for everyone! Login is needed but free to sign-up.
OSPI Mathematics Family Resources
Find family-friendly resources from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OPSI).
Mathematical Mindset Online
The course features Professor Jo Boaler as well as videos of math in action – in dance, juggling, snowflakes, soccer and many other applications.
Ideas for supporting students in Mathematics with various lessons and games.
Use the four 20-hour online Computer Science Foundations courses as free, ready-made curriculum designed to give K-12 students a foundation in CS principles and programming, beginning with early readers and expanding through high school. Free but requires you to register.
Hour of Code
Fun and engaging coding activities from Star Wars to Angry Birds to coding music.
GoNoodle gets kids up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. Every dance party, yoga session, mindfulness activity, and game session is an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds, and be their best.
Arts ED Washington
Easy at home art lessons that are in line with Washington Common Core Standards
Free sign up for all content.
Starfall is an easy resource to use, there are no complicated instructions. Every word when tapped or clicked will read aloud enabling your child's speaking, reading, and writing. The activities begin with letters and letter-sounds and moves to reading text.
Tacoma Public Libraries Family Resources
Every TPS student can login and access with their student number
National Geographic Young Explorer
Listen & Read with National Geographic! Students can read and listen to the most recent issue of Young Explorers, or dig into past issues to explore more.
Virtual School Day
Daily live classes for K-12.