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Lacey’s Food Pantry expanding service hours!

IMPORTANT SERVICE CHANGE! Lacey’s Food Pantry is expanding it’s food distribution/client services hours! These are permanent changes and only apply to our Lacey’s Food Pantry at 7027 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98516:

Starting on June 21, Tuesday and Thursday service is extended, running from 10:00 am–2:00 pm.
Starting on July 13, food distribution will be offered every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 4:00–6:00 pm.

We’ll be looking for volunteers to cover these shifts — more soon!

Long Time Director to Leave Thurston County Food Bank

After 18 years leading the Thurston County Food Bank (TCFB), Executive Director Robert Coit is leaving to begin new adventures.

TCFB President Bruce Wollstein noted: “Robert has done a tremendous job of growing the organization from a basic food pantry model to a multicounty resource distribution network that serves families, children and individuals throughout the greater Thurston, Mason and Lewis County areas. I can’t overstate what a great job Robert has done in securing funding, staffing and resources to help residents meet their basic needs for food and much more.” Bruce, speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, thanked Robert for his 18 years of dedicated service to the TCFB and the citizens of the region.

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IN-PERSON SHOPPING RETURNS DOWNTOWN APRIL 25th!

On Monday, April 25th, the downtown branch of the Food Bank (“Olympia’s Food Pantry”) will be returning to our in-person shopping model!

• Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
• 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia
• Limited free parking in designated locations will be available!
• We will continue to offer drive-through service at our pop-up food banks located in Tumwater.

Questions? Concerns? Please direct them to a Client Services staff member, or give us a call at (360)352-8597 ext 212. Thank you for your patience during this transition!

Stamp Out Hunger Volunteer Drivers Needed

VOLUNTEER with Thurston County Food Bank for the annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive on Saturday, May14, 2022!

The Food Bank needs adults 18+ to drive on mail routes to collect food donations. Each vehicle must have two or more volunteers. If you have a car, a friend, and can lift 25 pounds or more, please contact us for more info at your chosen location! Thank you!

Olympia: volunteers@thurstoncountyfoodbank.org
Lacey: lcscvolunteers@thurstoncountyfoodbank.org
Tumwater: wdcvolunteers@thurstoncountyfoodbank.org