On May 12 Thurston County Media interviewed Development Director Judy Jones about changes the Food Bank has made for our volunteers, distribution sites and other ways we keep services going for our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In an effort to protect the most vulnerable within our community from the spread of COVID-19, the Thurston County Food Bank will start a limited delivery program and will make home deliveries of food to people over the age of 60 OR who have a legal disability from May 2020 until July 31st 2020 as we are able.
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.
How to volunteer: call or email our volunteer coordinators! Allison at the Tumwater warehouse – (360) 972-6020, firstname.lastname@example.org Ben at the downtown Client Services Center, (360) 352-8597 x207, email@example.com. 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.
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.
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!