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2021 Summer Lunch Schedule

Starting: Monday June 28, 2021
Through: Friday August 27, 2021

When – Monday – Friday

Summer lunches and snacks for kids can be picked up at the places and times listed below. (Except for Monday, July 5)

2021 Summer Lunch Schedule

WhereDayTime
Deschutes Cove Apt.

7201 Henderson Blvd SE
Olympia, WA 8501
Monday - FridayLunch and Snack

11:00am - 11:15am
College Glenn Apt.

4870 55th Ln SE
Lacy, WA 98503
Monday - FridayLunch and Snack

11:30am - 11:45am
30th and Ruddell
Corner of 30th and Ruddell Rd SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Monday - FridayLunch and Snack

12:15pm - 12:30pm
Surrey Lane Apt.

2810 Ruddell Rd SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Monday - FridayLunch and Snack

12:35pm - 12:50pm
Lisa Lane Apt.

3942 - 3900 12th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Monday - FridayLunch and Snack

1:05pm - 1:20pm
Rochester Organization of Families and Boys and Girls Club
(ROOF)

10140 HWY 12 SW
Rochester, WA
Monday - FridayLunch
11:30am - 12:30pm

Snack
3:45pm - 4:00pm
Courtside Apt.

515 Courtside St SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Monday - FridayLunch and Snack

11:00am - 11:15am
Tony's

6821 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 8501
Monday - FridayLunch and Snack

11:35am - 11:50am
Rainier Vista Mobile Home Park

8530 Steilacoom Rd SE
Lacey, WA 98501
Monday - FridayLunch and Snack

12:00pm - 12:15pm
Copper Wood Apt.

110 Copper Wood Ln SE
Olympia, WA 98516
Monday - FridayLunch and Snack

12:20pm - 12:35pm
Merritt Manor

3335 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 98506
Monday - FridayLunch and Snack

12:55pm - 1:10pm
Lake Point Neighborhood Park

6509 Compton Blvd. SE
Lacey, WA 98513
Monday - FridayLunch and Snack

11:55am - 12:10pm

June 2021 Drive Up Locations

Questions? Call 360-352-8597

Olympia Food Pantry (FP)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
220 Thurston Ave
Olympia 98501

Mon, Wed, Fri
11am-3PM
Lacey Pop Up
NEW LOCATION

Tuesdays and Thursdays
7027 Martin Way E
Olympia 98516

Tue and Thurs
10am-1pm
Mountain View Church
Every Other Thursday
940 Israel Rd SW
Tumwater 98501

June 3 and 17
10am-1pm

Two visits per week per household (one FULL, one SUPPLEMENTAL)
Supplemental = bread, pastry, produce, Starbucks items (when they are available)

June 2021 Locations and Times

DescriptionWho ForWhereDateTime
Lacey PopUpOpen to all7027 Martin Way E. Lacey, WA06-01-2020
(Tuesday)
10am-1pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-02-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA06-03-2020
(Thursday)
10am-1pm
Lacey PopUpOpen to all7027 Martin Way E. Lacey, WA06-03-2020
(Thursday)
10am-1pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-04-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-07-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
Lacey PopUpOpen to all7027 Martin Way E. Lacey, WA06-08-2020
(Tuesday)
10am-1pm
Olympia FP
and
OTHER BANK
Open to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-9-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Lacey PopUpOpen to all7027 Martin Way E. Lacey, WA06-10-2020
(Thursday)
10am-1pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-11-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-11-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-14-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
Lacey PopUpOpen to all7027 Martin Way E. Lacey, WA06-15-2020
(Tuesday)
10am-1pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-16-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA06-17-2020
(Thursday)
10am-1pm
Lacey PopUpOpen to all7027 Martin Way E. Lacey, WA06-17-2020
(Thursday)
10am-1pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-18-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-21-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
Lacey PopUpOpen to all7027 Martin Way E. Lacey, WA06-22-2020
(Tuesday)
10am-1pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-23-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Lacey PopUpOpen to all7027 Martin Way E. Lacey, WA06-24-2020
(Thursday)
10am-1pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-25-2020
(Friday)
11am-3pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-28-2020
(Monday)
11am-3pm
Lacey PopUpOpen to all7027 Martin Way E. Lacey, WA06-29-2020
(Tuesday)
10am-1pm
Olympia FPOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850106-30-2020
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm

Supplemental Visits are Back

We are very happy to announce that Clients can now come weekly for Supplemental Visits in addition to a Full Visit!

This means our community can now come once a week for a Full Visit (regular visit), and a second time weekly for a Supplemental Visit.

The Supplemental Visits contain specific foods that are donated: breads, pastries, and produce. So, if you would like to come and receive an extra portion of these items during the week — this is for YOU!

Currently, Supplemental Visits are offered during distribution hours at the downtown Olympia’s Food Pantry and Lacey’s Food Pantry. We will be adding these visits soon to our Pop-Up Distribution Program as well!

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.

March 2021 DRIVE-UP LOCATIONS

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

March 2021 Drive Up Locations and Times

DateTimeDescriptionWho ForWhere
03-01-2021
(Monday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-03-2021
(Wednesday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-04-2021
(Thursday)
10am-1pmSaint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
03-05-2021
(Friday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-08-2021
(Monday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-10-2021
(Wednesday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive Up -
Other Bank
Open to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-10-2021
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 98576
03-11-2021
(Thursday)
10am-1pmMountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA
03-12-2021
(Friday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-15-2021
(Monday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-17-2021
(Wednesday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-18-2021
(Thursday)
10am-1pmSaint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
03-19-2021
(Friday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-22-2021
(Monday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-24-2021
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 98576
03-24-2021
(Wednesday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-25-2021
(Thursday)
10am-1pmMountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA
03-26-2021
(Friday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-29-2021
(Monday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501
03-31-2021
(Wednesday)
11am-3pmCSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 98501

Inclement Weather

Just a friendly reminder – as we are looking down the barrel of an oncoming snow storm – please be safe.

The safety of our clients, volunteers and staff is our #1 concern.
If you find yourself faced with dangerous driving conditions, please stay home until it is safe to drive on the roads.

We will keep Facebook updated as to any delayed distribution times or potential closures.
Thurston County Food Bank | Facebook

THANK YOU for taking care of yourself, your families, and this community – please stay safe.

Help TCFB by filling out your new volunteer application!

TCFB heads into 2021 with new Volunteer Management Software! We are excited to partner with VolunteerLocal to bring new efficiency, accuracy, and streamlined reporting to the management of our many wonderful volunteers.

But we need your help! All new, returning, and current volunteers need to complete a new TCFB volunteer application one time. For more information, please visit our Volunteer Page.

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

2021 Visit Structure update

I’m certain we speak for everybody when we heave a giant sigh as we change the calendars to 2021! In the New Year, we are updating Thurston County Food Bank’s visit structure.

As you may be aware, when COVID first struck, we changed not only our distribution model, but visit structure. We changed the visits from set counts and defined visits – to “unlimited” visits in the pre-bagged/boxed model. This was done in response to COVID – and all that the pandemic brought.

Beginning January 4, 2021, the visit structure will change to a maximum visit of
1 VISIT PER WEEK – PER HOUSEHOLD.

We will continue to operate distributing pre-bagged/boxed foods using our drive-up distribution models(as well as walk-up at our Client Service Center for those without vehicles, on foot or taking busses). It should be also noted, Thurston County Food Bank continues to need volunteers at all locations as we enter 2021. Through everything our Community has been through this past year, we are grateful for the phenomenal people we have around us – supporting each other through these difficult times.

January 2021 Drive Up Locations

Please Note: We will be closed January 18.

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

January 2021 Drive Up Locations and Times

DescriptionWho ForWhereDateTime
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850101-04-2021
(Monday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850101-06-2021
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Saint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
01-07-2021
(Thursday)
10am-1pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850101-08-2021
(Friday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850101-11-2021
(Monday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive Up -
Other Bank
Open to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850101-13-2021
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 9857601-13-2021
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA01-14-2021
(Thursday)
10am-1pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850101-15-2021
(Friday)
11am-3pm
Holiday -Closed for ServiceHoliday -Closed for Service01-18-2021
(Monday)
11am-3pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850101-20-2021
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Saint Martin’s Drive UpOpen to allSt Martin's University Lacey, WA
Base of the grand staircase.
01-21-2021
(Thursday)
10am-1pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850101-25-2021
(Monday)
11am-3pm
Rainier Emergency Food CenterOpen to all11318 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, Rainier, WA 9857601-27-2021
(Wednesday)
9:30am-12
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850101-27-2021
(Wednesday)
11am-3pm
Mountain View Church Drive UpOpen to all940 Israel Road Southwest, Tumwater, WA01-28-2021
(Thursday)
10am-1pm
CSC Drive UpOpen to all220 Thurston Ave Olympia, WA 9850101-29-2021
(Friday)
11am-3pm