Due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, as of March 9, 2020, Pizza Klatch and its satellite groups are closed to in-person, face-to-face gatherings of youth until further notice. Pizza Klatch now has online groups available for LGBTQ+ youth. Check back at this page for updated information regarding our ongoing youth advocacy efforts and resources to aid and support LGBTQ+ communities during the COVID-19 crisis. We will get through this together. <3 

Online Klatches Are Happening Every Week

Pizza Klatch has moved to online live chat groups for LGBTQ+ youth in Thurston County. Most Klatches are happening during scheduled school "lunch breaks" in virtual school schedules, similar to our in-person Klatch schedules. To join, email or call your regular klatch facilitator who will provide you directly with information on the chat platform you will use and a link to the chat. Email and phone numbers of staff facilitators are below. If you aren't sure of your facilitator by name only, you can go to our 'Meet Our Staff' page to match the name of your facilitator with their photos or you can email info@pizzaklatch.org. If you are a parent, guardian or educator of a student interested in attending Klatch, be sure to have your student contact us directly. For confidentiality reasons, chat room links are only shared by PK staff with PK students directly. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@pizzaklatch.org.

PK Staff during an online meeting

Youth Advocacy

Facilitator/Advocates on staff are available by phone or email to provide students with information, emotional support, referrals, and systems advocacy to ensure student’s rights are upheld through school policies and practices that do not discriminate against LGBTQ students and are inclusive of transgender and gender-nonconforming students.

Pizza Klatch Facilitator/Advocates Contact Info

Jay Banks
Phone: (360) 339-7574 X 101
E-mail: Jay@pizzaklatch.org

El Sánchez
Phone: (360) 339-7574 X 105
E-mail: El@pizzaklatch.org

Sofia Vasconi
Phone: (360) 339-7574 X 103
E-mail: Sofia@pizzaklatch.org

Eyota Wak'ishwit Yates
Phone: (360) 339-7574 ext. 108
E-mail: Eyota@pizzaklatch.org

Never Angeline North
Phone: (360) 339-7574 ext. 107
E-mail: Never@pizzaklatch.org

Other Resources

Services & Support

HUGS Food Pantry of Thurston County

A collaborative food and toiletries delivery service for transgender and non-binary people

A message from HUGS:

My Name is Clementine Brunie over here at Heartspark Press. We are a trans and non-binary oriented non-profit dedicated to the liberation of transgender girls, transgender women, and assigned-male-at-birth non-binary people.

Recently, we have teamed up with UNITE Olympia, Gender Justice League, and Thurston County Food Bank to form HUGs Food Pantry of Thurston County. HUGs’ mission is to help get food to underprivileged and in-need trans and non-binary families, with an emphasis on helping trans and non-binary people of color, especially during the current global crisis.

Our directive is to help ensure the health and safety of all trans and non-binary people in need by providing necessities that are difficult to access during this time. We are providing food for all diets (i.e. gluten-free, and vegan) and toiletries, including soap, menstrual items, toothpaste, toilet paper, and other items required to maintain health and wellness. We do this by delivering the goods directly to the door of the applicant while maintaining social distancing practices to ensure safety for both our drivers and our clients.

In order for someone to qualify for our program, they must fill out an intake survey at Hugsfoodpantry.org, be transgender and/or non-binary, and reside within Thurston County.

Our next delivery dates are April 25th-26th and May 9th-10th. We would love your support in sharing our service to help spread awareness of our program, in hopes of helping as many people as possible.

Thank you for your time and efforts, and we hope to hear from you soon!


Clementine Elise Brunie - She/Her

Public Relations Specialist - clementine@heartsparkpress.org

Helping Transwomen everywhere ❤️

To sign up, visit www.hugsfoodpantry.org

Articles & Information

Coronavirus 2019: What LGBTQ+ People Need to Know