2021 Holiday Resources

      Meals

      • Services Subject to Change

        Listed agencies may need to change or adapt services for the safety of clients and staff in response to COVID-19. Please check with the agency before visiting. 

        Meals During KSD Winter Break

        The Kent Community Foundation Website keeps an updated list all year long of food resources available to families in the KSD area. This includes local community and faith-based organizations that offer meals, groceries, and emergency food services during the school scheduled breaks. We are grateful for our community partners like the Kent Community Foundation, who work together to support our students, family, and community all year long. The below information is subject to change. Please visit the Kent Community Foundation website or contact the organization list below for the most accurate information. 

        kent community foundation food schedule link to their schedule provided

        Holiday Meals

        Community Food Pantry - Kent First Baptist Church

        Forgotten Children's Fund

        • Food, clothing, and gift delivery.
        • Apply online by December 16, 2021. 

        Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services

        • Families must provide photo ID for themselves and current proof of address for all members of their household, including children
          • proof can be:
            • a piece of mail or lease
            • school-aged children can be a school newsletter, report card, or letter for free/reduced lunch.
        • 515 W Harrison St Suite 107, Kent, WA, 98032
        • (253) 520-3550

        Christmas Food Boxes 

        • Provides Christmas boxes for residents of the Kent School District, also ZIP codes 98030, 98031, 98032 (partial), 98042 (partial), and 98058 (partial); NO PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED,
        • Pick-up dates have not been set yet, will update when available or ask when picking up Thanksgiving food.

        Christmas Gifts

        • Provides holiday gifts for residents of the Kent School District; gifts are available for children ages 12 and younger.
        • Must register for toys
        • Registration dates have not been set, will update when available or ask when picking up Thanksgiving food.
        • After registration is approved, families will be assigned a half-hour window to arrive to pick up toys.
        • Registration is first-come, first, serve. 

        Kent Lutheran Church – Community Supper

        Kent Seventh Day Adventist Church – Neighbor to Neighbor

        Mission Africa @ International Living World Ministries

        Smiles @ Christmas

        NW Life Church

        St. James Cathedral/Cathedral Kitchen

        Salvation Army - Social Services Department - Kent

        Toy For Tots - Christmas Assistance

        • Provides toys for low-income families with children under the age of 15 in the Kent and Auburn area. 
        • Documents required: 
          • Verification of household income
          • proof of address
          • photo ID for adults
          • birth certificate or DSHS services cards for children.
        • Call to register Tues. and Thurs. 10:30am-3:30pm, Oct. 5-Nov 16, 2021, or walk in to register on December 6, 7, 8, 2021, 1100am-3:00pm. or until capacity is met.
        • 1209 Central Ave S Suite 145, Kent, WA, 98032
        • 253-852-4983 

        Food Banks

        Discover local food banks offering regular service.

        Disclaimer

        The resources listed do not represent an endorsement by the Kent School District.

      Gifts & Toys

      • Services Subject to Change

        Listed agencies may need to change or adapt services for the safety of clients and staff in response to COVID-19. Please check with the agency before visiting. 

        Forgotten Children's Fund

        • Food, clothing, and gift delivery.
        • Apply online by December 16, 2021. 

        Eastridge Church – Issaquah

        Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services

        • Families must provide photo ID for themselves and current proof of address for all members of their household including children
          • proof can be:
            • a piece of mail or lease
            • school-aged children can be a school newsletter, report card, or letter for free/reduced lunch.
        • 515 W Harrison St Suite 107, Kent, WA, 98032
        • (253) 520-3550

        Thanksgiving Food Boxes  

        • Provides pre-made box of holiday type food for Thanksgiving for residents of the Kent School District, also ZIP codes 98030, 98031, 98032 (partial), 98042 (partial), and 98058 (partial); NO PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED,
        • pick up on Monday or Tuesday, Nov. 22 or 23, 2021 during open hours 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

        Christmas Food Boxes 

        • Provides Christmas boxes for residents of the Kent School District, also ZIP codes 98030, 98031, 98032 (partial), 98042 (partial) and 98058 (partial); NO PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED,
        • Pick-up dates have not been set yet, will update when available or ask when picking up Thanksgiving food.

        Christmas Gifts

        • Provides holiday gifts for residents of the Kent School District; gifts are available for children ages 12 and younger.
        • Must register for toys
        • Registration dates have not been set, will update when available or ask when picking up Thanksgiving food.
        • After registration is approved, families will be assigned a half-hour window to arrive to pick up toys.
        • Registration is first come first serve. 

        Mission Africa @ International Living World Ministries

        Smiles @ Christmas

        NW Life Church

        Salvation Army - Social Services Department - Kent

        Toy For Tots - Christmas Assistance

        • Provides toys for low-income families with children under the age of 15 in the Kent and Auburn area. 
        • Documents required: 
          • Verification of household income
          • proof of address
          • photo ID for adults
          • birth certificate or DSHS services cards for children.
        • Call to register Tues. and Thurs. 10:30am-3:30pm, Oct. 5-Nov 16, 2021, or walk in to register on December 6, 7, 8, 2021, 1100am-3:00pm. or until capacity is met.
        • 1209 Central Ave S Suite 145, Kent, WA, 98032
        • 253-852-4983

        Trinity Community Church – Hungry Soul Café

        • Thanksgiving Celebration 
        • Provides a traditional Thanksgiving meal, music, and raffle for those in need on the day before Thanksgiving Nov. 24, 2021 meal at 4:30 pm-5:30 pm.
        • 3807 Reith Rd., S, Kent, WA 98032
        • 253-852-1044     

         

        Disclaimer

        Resources listed do not represent an endorsement by the Kent School District.

      Activities for Families

      • Services Subject to Change

        Listed agencies may need to change or adapt services for the safety of clients and staff in response to COVID-19. Please check with the agency before visiting. 

        FREE Activities for Families

        Festival of Christmas Trees

        • November 20 – December 2021
        • Fairmont Olympic Hotel
        • Festival of Trees will be displayed inside the hotel windows viewable from the sidewalk along 4th Ave., Seattle
        • 411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101

        Teddy Bear Suite

        Winterfest – Seattle Center

        • Every day at 6 p.m.
        • Fun family actives throughout the holiday season at the Seattle Center
          • Ice sculpting
          • Winter train and village
          • Live entertainment, including a special winter light and music display at International Fountain.

        2021 Christmas Light Displays open Thanksgiving Weekend (some free or admission listed)

        Bellevue Snowflake Lane

        • Nightly, through Christmas Eve at 7:00 p.m.
        • FREE evening parade of music, lights, and fun.
        • Bellevue Way between NE 8th Street and NE 4th Street, Bellevue WA.
        • Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.

        Spanaway Fantasy Lights

        Stanwood Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach Camp

        Disclaimer

        Resources listed do not represent an endorsement by the Kent School District.

      Last Modified on December 13, 2021