Help Stock the Pantry

THANK YOU!
Thank you to all of the donors who helped us with the
Thanksgiving Meals and Holiday Gift Card Drive & Food Boxes.

Check out our thank you article with photos.

Our goal is to support Skyview Middle School & North Creek High School families with food security challenges.

Did you know?

  • Food insufficiency has almost doubled after implementation of strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19. (King County Public Health, August 2020 report)
  • 1 in 5 Washington residents could face hunger this year. (Seattle Times, 9/10/2020)

This pantry relies primarily on the generosity of our school communities to help us provide healthy meals to our Skyview & North Creek families in need.

Donate Food or Money

Requests are still up from last year. We need to keep the pantry stocked to support food bag deliveries 2 times a month!

There are 4 ways you can help:

  1. Schedule a porch pick up. Food Pantry volunteers will pick up food from your porch. Email Melissa to schedule a pickup.
  2.  Shop on Amazon and the food will be delivered to the pantry for you, you don’t have to leave your home. North Creek/Skyview Food Pantry Wishlist
  3. Drop off donations in the Skyview Middle School office. There is a collection box there.
  4. Make a monetary donation (they can be company matched too). Donations made this way will be used ONLY for the combined food pantry since the fund is a restricted line item in the North Creek High School PTSA budget.
    Donate by clicking the graphic here:

 

Pantry Needs:(updated 8/1/2022)

Here are the greatest needs:

    • Oatmeal
    • Cereal
    • Tuna/Chicken/Spam
    • Canned Vegetables
    • Canned Fruit
    • Pasta
    • Pasta Sauce
    • Peanut Butter
    • Jelly/Jam
    • Chili/Canned Ravioli
    • Soup
    • Canned Beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, etc.)
    • Rice (Rice-a-Roni or 1 pound bags are best)
    • Mac N Cheese
    • Single Serve Snacks

If we have extra donated food items that we cannot use will be donated to the Woodinville Storehouse, Maltby Food Bank, or other NSD school food pantries.

Questions, please contact Karen Cohen, click here to email her.

Volunteer Opportunities:

NCHS/Skyview PTSA Food Pantry Driver Job Description

The volunteers delivering grocery bags for the Food Pantry need to be aware that the confidentiality of families that we are helping and supporting needs to be honored in the highest regard.  The concept of confidentiality is covered in the District Orientation online reading material, but we wanted to remind each volunteer that we need to keep the information about families in need to ourselves.  Since this is a confidential program, we cannot allow students to deliver to families, and we cannot have drivers bring their students to help.

  • In need of drivers who can commit to approximately 2 Wednesdays per month
  • Must have your own vehicle for transporting bags of groceries 
  • Delivery can range from 3-6 drop offs depending on location of families (we try to keep drop offs together geographically if possible)
  • Delivery locations may include apartment complexes
  • Pick up bags on scheduled Wednesday morning roughly between 10-11 am at Skyview Middle School
  • Deliver bags to families Wednesday afternoons between 3-6 pm 

We are also in need of drivers who can be on an “on call” list for larger delivery dates (near Thanksgiving and in December) or for standard delivery days where we are short drivers (due to sickness, personal conflicts, etc.).

Please contact Karen Cohen for more information at karenjeffc@yahoo.com for Wednesday delivery role or “on-call” role.


Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who has been donating, we appreciate you.

This is what our first drop off looked like last year!
(September 2021)

 

Find information about how to request a bag of food.