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We are open and distributing emergency food bags M-W-F 11-3

Some of our satellite locations may choose to close. Visit our Locations page for details.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 352-8597 x207. Our Volunteer Coordinator directs most of their time to working with volunteers and clients on our shopping floor, so please bear with us as we make time to follow up on phone messages.

If you cannot volunteer, please consider making a monetary donation. Your contribution will be put toward emergency needs if they emerge. If a need for emergency food and staffing does not emerge due to COVID-19, your contribution will be used to support our overall mission of ending hunger in our community.

Please know that we have scaled back our staff and volunteer functions to essential operations only. This means it may take us a little longer than usual to respond to emails and phone calls, and responding to urgent messages will be prioritized.

Can I still volunteer for the Food Bank during covid-19?

How to volunteer: call or email our volunteer coordinators! Allison at the Tumwater warehouse – (360) 972-6020, gleaning@thurstoncountyfoodbank.org Ben at the downtown Client Services Center, (360) 352-8597 x207, volunteers@thurstoncountyfoodbank.org. We have many shifts and tasks available throughout the week!

For established volunteers, please call or email Allison or Ben to confirm when you will be coming in for a shift.

If you are sick, or if you live with someone who is vulnerable to becoming sick, stay home and stay safe! Check the Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 page for the best information.

Dine out for Hunger

This spring, local restaurants are banding together to make an incredible contribution to our community’s shared mission of ending hunger. Visit a local restaurant on one of our Dine Out dates, enjoy a delicious meal, beverage, or treat, and a percentage of your tab will be donated to Thurston County Food Bank.

Thank you, Rotary Club of Olympia

On Monday, February 10, Rotary Club of Olympia held its weekly meeting at TCFB’s Warehouse & Distribution Center. 47 members participated in a packing party for our FORKids backpack program and took a tour to learn more about our programs and services. We’d like to say a huge thank you to Rotary of Olympia for their volunteerism and interest!

Community Stories: Presented by Greene Realty Group

#GRGcommunitystory | Thurston County Food Bank

#GRGcommunitystory | The Thurston County Food Bank is a publicly funded, non-profit organization that has helped the Thurston County community fight hunger for almost 50 years. Greene Realty has been honored to help volunteer over the last decade because we stand by the "neighbor helping neighbor" motto, as the best way to further the growth of this great community! We are proud to share this story and continue to work towards a thriving Thurston County! | #GivingBack

Posted by Greene Realty Group on Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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