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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!

Give local 2021 a Huge Success!

Thank you so much for supporting TCFB through Give Local 2021. Your generous donations totaled an astounding $40,460 — more than doubling our goal!! Your continued support helps sustain our work going forward — with the mission for nearly 50 years of ending hunger in our community. Thank you for fostering hope and resilience by caring for our community — we truly are a Community Committed!

We value and appreciate the vision and support of the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound for hosting Give Local 2021. Together, our community raised $794,777 to sustain and grow the work of local nonprofits!

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.