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Thanksgiving Meals

We have so much to be thankful for!
We’ve been receiving many questions regarding Thanksgiving food distribution as well as volunteering.

Here are more details for you:

DISTRIBUTION:

We will be distributing pre-built holiday food boxes and a meat option* — IN ADDITION to our regular distribution of pre-build boxes/bags — on Monday (11/23) and Wednesday (11/25) at our Downtown, Olympia Food Pantry, location (220 Thurston Ave. NE, 98516).

This will be drive-up as well as walk-up distribution.

We will be distributing food from 11am – 3pm (last in line) on those two days from the Downtown location.

We, in partnership with St. Martin’s University, will be distributing the same pre-built boxes/bags and meat options* on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving (11/24). |

Distribution will take place in front of the Grand Staircase at St. Martin’s in Lacey (5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey 98503).

This will be drive-up distribution.

Food will be distributed from 10am – 1pm (last in line) on that Tuesday at St. Martin’s.

* Limit ONE (1) Holiday Box and Turkey (or Chicken) per Household (depending on size) while supplies last

VOLUNTEERING:

In light of COVID, we will not be hosting the giant community Box-Build – we have historically enjoyed the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
We have limited spaces for small groups to help as distribution volunteers the week of Thanksgiving. There are also limited opportunities at our warehouse for individuals and groups to help.

If you’d like more information on volunteering,
please contact Allison Zusi:
gleaning@thurstoncountyfoodbank.org -or- (360)754-5703 x105

CHANGES – Veterans Day- Wednesday Nov. 11 and Rainier

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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.

September 17 – Pop- Up Distribution Changed

St. Martin’s Pop-Up Distribution – Time Change

Due to extreme smoke in the area, and out of concern for staff and volunteers, the distribution hours have be truncated for this week.

We will be distributing food at St. Martins 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 98516) from 11AM – 3PM. Drive-Up and Walk-Up distribution will be available to everybody.

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.