Coronavirus Resources

December 18, 2020

General Resources

Coronavirus Resources Map – Graduate Tacoma and the Tacoma Urban League created a comprehensive and searchable map of resources in our area. 

Food Resource Map – An interactive map of free nearby food help

Frequent Questions Answered by the Health Department

Rental Assistance Help – Tacoma – 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.

Rental Assistance Help – Pierce County – For Pierce County residents (outside of Tacoma boundaries) affected by Coronavirus.

Meals on Wheels Bus Route – 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.

Tacoma Public Utilities – TPU approved funds to assist clients in paying their bills.  This is in addition to the waived late fees and extended due dates.

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 – 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 for community and statewide resources.

Multicare offers free virtual Coronavirus checkups

The Tacoma Pro Bono Clinic can help answer legal questions regarding the Washington Stay at Home order. 

Wellness During a Pandemic 

Food Resources

St Leo’s Food Connection Pantry

  • Currently delivering every other week to Senior and Disabled building. 1323 South Yakima Ave.
  • Hours:
    • 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
  • 253-531-9600

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

Revive Washington

  • Contactless Delivery to assist with those effected as a result of COVID-19
  • 877-947-3007
  • Can qualify for a weekly delivery, but client must request weekly

Medical Needs Food Bank

  • 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)
  • 3108 East Portland Ave Tacoma
  • 253-272-8289
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 2:00

Student Learning Resources

Tacoma Public Schools Digital Campus

Tacoma Community College Students Computer Request Form Amazing Educational Resources – Comprehensive list of Educational Companies offering free subscriptions. This massive list is updated regularly and is a great collection for content.


Scholastic – Scholastic is providing access to their Learn from Home resources.

Virtual Fieldtrips

Storyline Online

Seattle Symphony Online – Free online concerts and learning workshops

NASA Kids Club & Space Place

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.

Illuminations – Ideas for supporting students in Mathematics with various lessons and games.

Code Studio – 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 Activities – 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.

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems

Arts ED Washington – Easy at home art lessons that are in line with Washington Common Core Standards

Brain POP! – Free sign up for all content.

Starfall – 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.