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Thanksgiving Food Box Distribution – St. MArtin’s University

Tuesday, 11/24, the Thurston County Food Bank in partnership with St. Martin’s University will be distributing Thanksgiving Boxes. This will be drive-up with minimal contact.

Please follow the directions below, stay in your vehicle, and friendly volunteers will load the food for you!

Distribution will begin at 10am and finish either with
the last in line at 1pm — or — while supplies last.

Details on Thanksgiving Food Distribution

We are very excited to be able to continue this long-standing service to our community!!

Food will be distributed Monday (11/23) and Wednesday (11/25) from the Downtown Olympia location.

Distribution will begin just around 10am and finish when the last in line at 3pm is served.

We would like to share a few important details for you to keep in mind as you plan to pick up food next week at our Downtown Olympia Location:

220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia, WA 98501
(Please refer to the map below. Follow the arrows
down Washington – Market – and Franklin)

For Community Members in Vehicles:

  • This is a very popular event. We expect a large turn-out, especially with the latest COVID restrictions on Thanksgiving gathering sizes. Please be prepared to wait in line…
  • Please make sure your vehicle has gas in it! 🚗
  • There are no public restrooms at the Food Bank, please plan accordingly.
  • Please wait in you vehicle. Volunteers will collect your information from outside, and load your vehicle for you.
  • Please be patient with our volunteers … they are all community members (just like you) giving their time, and are joyfully taking on the cold rain, to help their community. 💕
  • Please bring a photo ID for yourself. If you are picking up for any other person, please have their ID with a note giving permission to pick up for them — or a snapshot/text/email of their ID from them works equally well.
  • We will close the line at 3pm.
    • All Community Members in line at that time will be served.

For Community Members on Foot:

  • If you are on foot, please line up along Thurston Ave…
  • Wear face coverings
  • Please stay vigilant about 6ft. safe distancing.
  • Please be dressed for Washington weather (rain, sun, wind, etc)
  • There are no public restrooms at the Food Bank -Please plan accordingly.
  • Please be patient with our volunteers … they are all community members (just like you) giving their time, and are joyfully taking on the cold rain, to help their community
  • Pease bring a photo ID for yourself.
  • We will close the line at 3pm.
    • All Community Members in line at that time will be served

LIMIT ONE (1) HOLIDAY MEAL/VISIT PER HOUSHOLD

🧡👍🧡 If you would like to help or volunteer, please email Allison at gleaning@thurstoncountyfoodbank.org 🧡👍🧡

VOLUNTEER CALL!

We continue to pack and distributing food – now more than ever!!

With the introduction of Phase 3 in Thurston County, we are seeing many of our Phase 1 & 2 COVID-19 Volunteers go back to work, school and tend to family.

We need your help!

Volunteers are needed for all shifts at both the Warehouse Distribution Center [WDC] – in Tumwater, and the Client Service Center [CSC] – in Downtown Olympia.

If you are interested in learning more, or are able to help out, please contact Allison to learn more about shifts, locations and other opportunities.

Email: gleaning@thurstoncountyfoodbank.org
Phone: (360) 352-8597 x 105




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