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Downtown Oly pantry Change

Monday, May 17 & Wednesday, May 19 at TCFB’s downtown Olympia Food Pantry because of construction on Franklin St.

Cars please drive toward the Farmers Market on Washington St., turn right on A Ave. and then right on Franklin St. to the food pantry parking lot loading area.

Walk-up clients will get food along the Thurston Ave side of the TCFB building.

There will be flaggers and signs to help direct traffic, but please EXPECT SOME DELAYS. Due to logging trucks (100+ a day) traveling to and from the Port via Franklin St., our regular food distribution will be re-routed (see map below).

If you don’t want to brave the construction please try Lacey or Tumwater later in the week:

In Lacey, Tuesday, May 18 & Thursday, May 20 from 10am–1pm:
Pop-Up at Lacey’s Food Pantry
7027 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98516

In Tumwater, Thursday, May 20 from 10am–1pm:
Pop-Up at Mountain View Church
940 Israel Rd SW, Tumwater, WA 98501

Newborn Baby Bags

If you are expecting or have a newborn up to 2 months old tell us so we can give you a Newborn Baby Bag.

Food Pantry Clients If you are an expecting parent or have a newborn, let us know at your next visit so you can receive your Newborn Baby Bag with goodies.  It has new essential and handmade items that every new parent needs

 Clientes de la Despensa de Alimentos, Si es un padre o madre que espera un bebé o tiene un recién nacido, avísenos en su próxima visita para que pueda recibir su Bolsa de Bebé recién nacido con golosinas. Tiene nuevos artículos esenciales y hechos a mano que todo nuevo padre necesita

Call (360) 352-8597 x 212 for details.

Home delivery for seniors 60+ AND those with a legal disability

The Thurston County Food Bank offers a limited home delivery program in an effort to protect the most vulnerable within our community from the spread of COVID-19.

We will do our best to deliver food to your home one time a month if:

  • You are over the age of 60, OR
  • You have a legal disability
  • AND you physically live at a Lacey/Olympia/Tumwater address

The delivery counts as a regular full visit to the Food Bank.

Go to the Home Delivery Request Form to sign up.

Questions? Please contact our CSFP Manager. (360) 352-8597 x206.

Continue reading Home delivery for seniors 60+ AND those with a legal disability

You Are Invited to Give Local 2020!

banned for Nov 9-20 Give Local Fund Raiser

Hosted by the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

Over the next two weeks, everyone who loves the South Puget Sound can support their favorite local causes by donating to one or more participating nonprofits.

Join Thurston County Food Bank for Give Local 2020, November 9–20.

Thurston County Food Bank | 360.352.8597 ext 203 |

CHANGES – Veterans Day- Wednesday Nov. 11 and Rainier

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Service Change Alert

Closed Wednesday November 11

The Food Bank will be closed all day Wednesday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

Rainier Distribution Changes

We will not be distributing in Rainier on Veterans Day November 11.

We will distribute CSFP boxes in Rainier on Wednesday November 18 from 9:30 to Noon. CSFP is all we will distribute on the 18th.

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.


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