Serving Seniors: A Top Priority at TCFB

At TCFB, serving seniors is a top priority. In the United States, 9% of senior citizens are food insecure.

senior shopper

Giving seniors more opportunities to acquire healthy food in a social environment has been shown to improve health
and overall well-being.

Seniors may shop for groceries on any day during our open hours. We also provide special Senior Day hours at several locations each month, where seniors can enjoy shorter lines:

  • 1st Tuesdays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at our main location, 220 Thurston Ave NE in downtown Olympia
  • 3rd Wednesdays from 9:45 am – 12:00 pm at the Lacey Senior Center
  • 2nd Fridays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at Tumwater Old Town Center
  • 3rd Fridays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at the Olympia Senior Center

We also provide federal commodity foods to seniors through the Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). This program serves people age 60 and older. Participants receive a 40 pound box of food once a month, and must provide proof of US citizenship and proof of address with a recent date. CSFP boxes are delivered to our mobile food bank sites, and can also be delivered to our satellite pantries upon request.

How you can help

  • Donate low sugar/low salt canned goods, or make a monetary donation designated for these items
  • Volunteer on Senior Day (1st Tuesday of every month)
  • Volunteer to build senior commodity boxes (4th Tuesday of every month)
  • Volunteer to deliver senior commodities and other foods to our satellite and mobile pantries.

To get started, attend a volunteer orientation at our Client Services Center, 220 Thurston Ave NE, in downtown Olympia. Orientations are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3pm-4pm. Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator.