This page contains a list of local resources and important information available during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will update this page as new information becomes available.
Esta página contiene una lista de recursos locales e información importante disponible durante el brote de COVID-19.
Last Update: 6/24/2020
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Local food resources are highlighted here, for a detailed list please reference the PDF at the bottom of this page.
- Angel One Foundation has their mobile food bank at the Meridian Habitat Park every Friday from 3-5PM
- Nourish Pierce County has several Food Banks operating. You can find the closest one to you here
- Pandemic EBT: P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades K-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries..
- Puyallup School District: 5 day supply of breakfasts and lunch available on Mondays from June 22- August 28
- Puyallup Hunger Task Force: Supplemental Summer Food available if you are unable to access school district food sites. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and availability.
- Puyallup Food Bank: Puyallup Food Bank has temporarily relocated to allow more people to receive services. Schedule an appointment at the link provided.
- Mortgage Assistance for Washington Residents
- Puget Sound Energy:
- PSE will not be disconnecting customers during this time.
- PSE received approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission for a waiver that allows PSE to waive late fees.
- PSE will work with our customers on options such as payment plans and choosing a new bill due date.
- PSE launched a new energy assistance portal to improve access to funds available to low income customers.
- Share and Care House Rental Assistance
- In case of a dental emergency, visit https://www.smilegeneration.com/ Do NOT go to an Emergency Room, visit to find nearest location.
- Community Health Care is offering free COVID-19 tests for people in different high risk populations.
- FamilyWize has a discount card you can use to reduce the cost of prescription medication.
- Care Net is still offering baby supplies and parent support.
- Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. (https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more)
- T-Mobile: We’re increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning program to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month through May 13, 2020 and all T-Mobile customers as of March 13, 2020 who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).
- Verizon: Verizon will waive late fees and overage charges for 60 days from March 16 to May 13 for customers who let us know they are unable to pay as a result of economic hardship due to the pandemic, and we will not terminate service to those customers.
- AT&T: Will not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Will waive any late payment fees that any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer may incur because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic.
- The Washington State Employment Security Department has programs designed to help individuals and employers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. They have an easy-to-read comparison guide listing some of the most common scenarios that may occur and benefits that may apply. More information for workers and businesses here: esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19.
- Bankrate put together 13 Steps to Take If You’ve Lost Your Job
- The deadline to file taxes has been extended to July 15, 2020. Read more on the IRS website here.
- Student Loans Relief: Read more from the Department of Education.
- Answers to Coronavirus-related Legal Concerns: https://covid19.wearelegalshield.com/legal
Information About COVID-19
If you are looking for specific information regarding COVID-19, please visit:
- Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
- Washington State Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control
- Puyallup School District‘s COVID-19 Response