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FIVE DAYS OF COMPASSION

August 12-16 2020 5 Days of Compassion banner with sponsors (L-R) Prentice Financial Planning. Jeffrey Kopp Edward Jones Investing, Bliss and Skeen CPA

Please join us for this upcoming event, a series of videos over the course of five days showcasing compassion in our community through partnerships, collaborations. volunteerism and service.  Our goal is to inform and inspire you to support our efforts to “eliminate hunger in our local community” and raise $10,000 supporting our project in Lacey.

Links to the videos will appear here, on our Facebook page and on Instagram beginning this Wednesday, August 12th.

August 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

August 2020 Drive Up Locations and Times

DescriptionWho ForWhereDateTime
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108-03-2020
(Monday)
11am - 3pm
Senior Day Drive upOpen to Seniors220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108/04-2020
(Tuesday)
11am-1pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108-05-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 9857608-05-2020
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12
Saint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
08-06-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108-07-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108-10-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive Up - Other BankOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108-12-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA08-13-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108-14-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108-17-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108-19-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 9857608-19-2020
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12
Saint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
08-20-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108-21-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108-24-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive Up - COVID 19 Other BankOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108-26-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA08-27-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850108-28-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm

July 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

July 2020 Drive Up Locations and Times

DescriptionWho ForWhereDateTime
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850107-01-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
South Puget Sound Community CollegeOpen to all2011 Mottman Rd SW Olympia, WA 98512
In front of Kenneth Minnaert building
07-01-2020
(Wednesday)
10am-3pm
TCFB Closed - HOLIDAYCLOSED07-03-2020
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA07-07-2020
(Tuesday)
10am-3pm
Senior Day Drive upOpen to Seniors220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850107-07-2020
(Tuesday)
11am-1pm
Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 9857607-08-2020
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12
CSC Drive Up - Other BankOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850107-08-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Evergreen Christian Community Drive upOpen to all1000 Black Lake Blvd SW Olympia, WA 9850207-09-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850107-10-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
Evergreen State College Parking Lot COpen to All2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 9850507-14-2020
(Tuesday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850107-15-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Saint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
07-16-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850107-17-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Baby Day Drive upOpen to families with children under 5220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850107-21-2020
(Tuesday)
11am-1pm
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA07-21-2020
(Tuesday)
10am-3pm
Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 9857607-22-2020
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12
CSC Drive Up - COVID 19 Other BankOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850107-22-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Evergreen Christian Community Drive upOpen to all1000 Black Lake Blvd SW Olympia, WA 9850207-23-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850107-24-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
Evergreen State College Parking Lot COpen to All2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 9850507-28 -2020
(Tuesday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850107-29-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
Saint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
07-30-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm

June 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

June 2020 Locations and Times

DescriptionWho ForWhereDateTime
Senior Day Drive upOpen to Seniors220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-02-2020
(Tuesday)
11am-1pm
Evergreen State College Parking Lot COpen to All2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 9850506-02-2020
(Tuesday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-03-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
South Puget Sound Community CollegeOpen to all2011 Mottman Rd SW Olympia, WA 98512

In front of Kenneth Minnaert building
06-04-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-05-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA06-09-2020
(Tuesday)
10am-3pm
Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 9857606-10-2020
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-10-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Evergreen Christian Community Drive upOpen to all1000 Black Lake Blvd SW Olympia, WA 9850206-11-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-12-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
Baby Day Drive upOpen to families with children under 5220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-16-2020
(Tuesday)
11am-1pm
Evergreen State College Parking Lot COpen to All2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 9850506-16-2020
(Tuesday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-17-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Saint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
06-18-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA06-23-2020
(Tuesday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-24-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 9857606-24-2020
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12
Evergreen Christian Community Drive upOpen to all1000 Black Lake Blvd SW Olympia, WA 9850206-25-2020
(Thursday)
10am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-26-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
Evergreen State College Parking Lot COpen to All2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 9850506-30 -2020
(Tuesday)
10am-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.

Thurston County Media Interviews Us

On May 12 Thurston County Media interviewed Development Director Judy Jones about changes the Food Bank has made for our volunteers, distribution sites and other ways we keep services going for our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Follow this link to the 13 minute interview at Thurston County Media. (opens in a new window)

If you want to volunteer, donate or have questions phone us at 360.352.8597 and press ‘0’ (zero).

Thank you, our community, for your donations of goods, time and money.

What do volunteers do at TCFB?

We very literally could not do the work we do without the assistance of our volunteers. Some of the roles volunteers take on at the Food Bank include:

  • Van drivers pick up food from food drives in the community and make deliveries to schools and community organizations.
  • Co-pilots assist our drivers with their daily routes.
  • Baggers put together the prepackaged bags of groceries at the WDC that go out to our satellite locations or to elementary students around the county.
  • Administrative volunteers check-in clients that come for service, do critical data entry, and support us with phone reception at both the Olympia Food Pantry and WDC.
  • Service floor volunteers assist clients as they make their way through our “grocery store” at the Olympia Food Pantry.
  • Kitchen volunteers take items purchased or donated in bulk (like dried beans, oatmeal, or foods rescued from restaurants) and repackage them into family size or individual portions at the Olympia Food Pantry.
  • Warehouse Volunteers run the back-end of lifting, loading, and organizing to get food on the shelves for clients at both the Olympia Food Pantry and WDC.
  • School Volunteers teach nutrition classes alongside staff, bring students into their school’s garden during recess, and/or get their hands dirty in the garden helping plants grow for the fall.
  • Gleaning Volunteers harvest fresh fruit and vegetables from local farms to bring to the Food Bank. Transportation provided.
  • Summer Lunch Volunteers work in the kitchen at the Olympia Food Pantry preparing meals for low income kids throughout the county.
  • SuperSort Volunteers help go through thousands of pounds of mixed food donation boxes at the WDC, sorting them into categories that are easier to hand out to clients.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page or