During the summer break:
- They will distribute on August 10th
- They will not distribute on August 24th
- Twice a month service resumes September 14th
During the summer break:
Friday July 16 the Olympia Senior Center re-opens to give out Senior Boxes from 10:30 – 11:30.
They plan to give out boxes on the 3rd Friday of each month from now on.
The SPSCC Food Pantry is closed the week of June 28 – July 2 while they relocate back to Room 121 of the SUB.
The SPSCC Food Pantry will re-open on Tuesday, July 6 in 27-121 as a walk-up only
There will be no drive-up service.
Visitors should use the Visitor Lot J for best access. Hours will remain the same during summer, which are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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
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.
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THANK YOU for taking care of yourself, your families, and this community – please stay safe.
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.
It has been a whirlwind of a year!
The staff at the Thurston County Food Bank would like to wish you all a peaceful, health-filled and restorative Holiday!
Thank you for ALL the support we have received – donations, volunteers, and encouraging words — they have kept us strong and going.
Friendly Reminder: we will be closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
December 24 & 25 (Thursday & Friday)
December 31 & January 1 (Thursday & Friday)
We are excited to turn the calendars and start a clean, brand-spankin’ new year with you all by our sides!
Then – The Church food bank will close from December 23 until January 5 for repairs and improvements.
Thurston County Food Bank will be closed Thursday and Friday (11/26, 11/27) this week to reflect and rest.
This has been quite a year!
And, through it all, we have so much to be thankful for. To begin with, through all the trials of 2020, we have witnessed firsthand the generosity and kindness of our community coming together to support and care for one another.
What an astounding place this is!!
We hope you and your loved ones are able to enjoy the next several days as you reflect on those around you and all the things you are thankful for.
Wishing you and those close a healthy and safe Thanksgiving.