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October 2020 Drive Up Locations and Times

We worked with these organizations to create these drive-up/walk up events near you.

  • Free food, all households welcome
  • Please stay in your vehicle
  • People arriving on foot will be served
  • Keep 6′ of space between others at all times

October 2020 Drive Up Locations and Times

DescriptionWho ForWhereDateTime
Saint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
10-01-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-02-2020
(Friday)
11am - 3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-05-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-07-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA10-08-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-09-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-12-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive Up - Other BankOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-14-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 9857610-14-2020
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12
Saint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
10-15-2020
(Thursday)
10am-Noon
(PM session cancelled because of poor air quality)
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-16-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-19-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-21-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA10-22-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-23-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-26-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 9857610-28-2020
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-28-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Saint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
10-29-2020
(Thursday)
10am-Noon
(PM session cancelled because of poor air quality)
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850110-30-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This material was funded under the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—SNAP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious food for a better diet. To find out more, contact the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services at 1-877-501-2233.

Bad Air Changes

September 16 -Two Drive Up Events Changed

Rainier Postponed

Due to extreme smoke in the area, we are cancelling the ‘make-up’ distribution in Rainier , Wednesday, September 16.

The regularly scheduled distribution in Rainier on the fourth Wednesday of the month (Sept 23) will occur as usual from 9:30–noon at 11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 98576.

Hidden Creek Cancelled

Also cancelled Sept. 16: Hidden Creek Church Satellite Food Bank, 10:00AM–2:00PM at 1807 9th Ave SW Olympia, WA 98502.


September 17 – Pop- Up Distribution Time Change

St. Martin’s Pop-Up Distribution Times Shortened

We will be distributing food at St. Martin’s in Lacey
Thursday, Sept. 17 from 10AM – 12PM.
Afternoon distribution has been cancelled.

Full distribution will be available Friday, Sept. 18 at the Downtown Olympia location (220 Thurston Ave. NE 98501) from 11AM – 3PM. Drive-Up and Walk-Up distribution will be available to everybody.

September 2020 Drive Up Locations and Times

We worked with these organizations to create these drive-up/walk up events near you.

  • Free food, all households welcome
  • Please stay in your vehicle
  • People arriving on foot will be served
  • Keep 6′ of space between others at all times

September 2020 Drive Up Locations and Times

DescriptionWho ForWhereDateTime
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850109-02-2020
(Wednesday)
11am - 3pm
Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 9857609-02-2020
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12
Saint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
09-03-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850109-04-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
TCFB Closed - HOLIDAYCLOSED09-07-2020
CSC Drive Up - Other BankOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850109-09-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA09-10-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850109-11-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850109-14-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850109-16-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Rainier Emergency Food CenterCANCELLED because of bad air situation11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 9857609-16-2020
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12
Saint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
09-17-2020
(Thursday)
10am-Noon
(PM session cancelled because of poor air quality)
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850109-18-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850109-21-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive Up - COVID 19 Other BankOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850109-23-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA09-24-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850109-25-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850109-28-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850109-30-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm

FOOD DRIVE AUGUST 21 – 22

Every Contribution Matters

  • ITEMS MOST NEEDED*:Canned protein (black beans, tuna, etc.)
    • Canned fruits and vegetables
    • Fruit-pie fillings (cherry/apple)
    • Peanut butter
    • Evaporated milk
    • Macaroni and cheese
    • You can also donate personal care items such as shampoo, soap, toothbrush, etc.

      *Please avoid any glass and open packaging*

Donors will receive a “Be Our Guest” card courtesy of McDonald’s of Tumwater. (Supply is limited)

The Rotary Club of Tumwater is a nonprofit group that provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to local youth, organizes fundraisers, food drives, and events for the benefit of those in the community of Tumwater.

Use this link to download a PDF describing the event

Thank You !!

August 12-16 2020 5 Days of Compassion banner

5 Days of Compassion a HUGE success!
We raised $17,500
The Thurston County Food Bank would like to thank the event hosts:

We would also like to express our gratitude to this generous community.  We appreciate all who watched, liked, shared and supported this event to
help us get it done.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Since 1972
Thurston County Food Bank
220 NE Thurston, Olympia, WA 98501
360-352-8597

DAY 5 – FIVE DAYS OF COMPASSION FUND – August 15

August 12-16 2020 5 Days of Compassion banner
Site Icon

The Board of the Thurston County Food Bank will match the first $1,000 donated today

Give to the Five Days of Compassion Campaign.

Or you may donate by check payable to
Thurston County Food Bank, write “5 Days of Compassion” on it
mail to

Thurston County Food Bank
220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia, WA 98501?

Help us get it done!
Lacey’s Food Bank

Projected opening April 1,2021


Enjoy today’s video and
Thanks for your support.

DAY 4 – FIVE DAYS OF COMPASSION – August 15

August 12-16 2020 5 Days of Compassion banner

Panorama will match the first $1,000 donated today.

Give to the Five Days of Compassion Campaign.

Or you may donate by check payable to
Thurston County Food Bank, write “5 Days of Compassion” on it
mail to

Thurston County Food Bank
220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia, WA 98501?

08/14 6PM – Thanks to our generous community we are well on our way to reaching our goal of $10,000 by the end of Day 5.  To date we have raised more than $7,500, we appreciate the support and hope you are enjoying the videos.

Help us get it done!
Lacey’s Food Bank

Projected opening April 1,2021


Enjoy today’s video and
Thanks for your support.