The North East Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition supports students and their families in NE Tacoma by consistently meeting basic needs to strengthen our community and set students up for success.

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Northeast Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition Welcomes You

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A Bit of Background

Northeast Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition at a Glance

The NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition is a partnership with staff and PTAs from Crescent Heights Elementary, NE Tacoma Elementary, Browns Point Elementary, and Meeker Middle School, along with additional community partners that is focused on providing weekend meals to students and other basic needs supports to students in need in our community.  Students receiving assistance from the NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition are identified by the principal and counseling team at each participating school.   Confidentiality is an essential value of the program.  The Coalition does not keep a wait list, and has expanded to serve every student identified by school staff as needing food assistance.  We are so grateful for the many ways our local community has stepped up to serve local students during the COVID-19 pandemic and we continue to work with our local schools to identify needs and to adapt our program to safely meet those needs!


How You Can Help

The Coalition has adapted our service delivery to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to continue to support local students during this unprecedented school year.  We are working hard to ensure continued access to weekend meal and other basic needs supports for our local families.


Donate your time

For the start of the 2020-2021 school year, all monthly packing and delivery dates are canceled for the safety of our community and our volunteers.  We look forward to resuming volunteer opportunities as soon as we are safely able to do so.  

If you would like to support our 2020 Holiday Help program by donating gifts and/ or holiday meal supplies, please email us at to receive updates.   Thank you!

Make a financial contribution

Make a financial donation to the NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition (donations are received through Browns Point PTA which is a 501(c)(3)).  This is the quickest way for you to support our efforts.  The Coalition can then use funds to purchase food supplies and other basic needs support to serve our families.  Your donation is tax-deductible!  If you would like to make a donation via check, please reach out to us at to make arrangements. 

Donate here:

Donate Non-Perishable Food and Hygiene Items

Ship food and hygiene products to the Coalition via our Amazon Wish List.  Items will be shipped to a residential address so we can continue to receive donations during this time.  However, please keep in mind that many of items we collect are out of stock.   If you are unable to purchase food or hygiene products from our Amazon Wish List, consider making a financial donation.  

Shop our Wish List here:  

We are so grateful for our NE Tacoma community and the many ways you support our local students and families. Thank you for your ongoing support! 

Drop Bin Locations

Donations at our drop bin locations are currently suspended until further notice. 

If you have items you would like to donate, please contact us at

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2020-2021 School Year

Thank you to the groups who contributed financially, packed and/or donated food and hygiene products, and supported our Holiday Help this school year:​

  • Alec Klasna Realty

  • Ameriprise Financial Services LLC

  • Browns Point Elementary Students, Staff & Families

  • Brit of All Trades

  • Browns Point Improvement Club

  • Browns Point United Methodist Church

  • Burnette Family Agency/ Allstate

  • Christ the King Bible Fellowship Church

  • Church of the Living God

  • Crescent Heights Elementary Students, Staff & Families

  • Costco

  • Edward Jones Browns Point

  • Eisenhower Carlson PLLC

  • Federal Way Senior Center Food Bank

  • Franz Bakery

  • Girl Scout Troop 41426

  • Heritage Home Partners at Keller Williams Puget Sound

  • Homes on the Sound

  • ILWU Local 23

  • Jon Bye & Associates

  • Marine View Presbyterian Church

  • Meeker Middle School Students, Staff & Families

  • Meeker Community Garden

  • New Day Church

  • Pacific Coast Fruit Company

  • NE Tacoma Elementary Students, Staff & Families

  • Olympic View Friends Church

  • Resurrection Lutheran Church

  • Saint Leo's Church

  • Saint Matthew’s Church

  • Seattle Tacoma Box Company

  • Soundside Church

  • UCool Refrigeration

  • We Love Our City

  • WinCo

  • World Vision

Thank you to Browns Point Elementary and Tacoma School District for generously providing the NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition with a designated space for our program operations.

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"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

Desmond Tutu


Contact Northeast Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition

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