Food Bank Foundation Of Thurston County
Olympia, WA - 98501
About Food Bank Foundation Of Thurston County
Support the work of the Thurston County Food Bank.
“It is the mission of the Thurston County Food Bank to eliminate hunger within our community. The Thurston County Food Bank is governed by a Board of Directors, all community members. Our service area includes the urban core of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, their surrounding growth areas and underserved parts of Thurston County. To reduce access barriers, the Thurston County Food Bank, in collaboration with community partners, operates eighteen satellite Food Banks. We also operate mobile food banks at nine low income neighborhoods, primarily mobile home parks and apartment complexes. In partnership with four school districts, we distribute weekend food bags at thirty three elementary schools and one Head Start Program. These school programs target homeless children. To promote childhood nutrition, the Food Bank currently supports three school gardens. Our main location in downtown Olympia provides food using the client choice model which allows families to choose the food they want instead of receiving a pre-made bag. The Thurston County Food Bank works with the rural food banks in Rochester, Tenino and Yelm. Collaborations include acting as the lead agency for the Emergency Food Assistance Program, accessing food through Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest, as well as providing food and technical support to some smaller rural operations. Working to end hunger in our community FOOD DISTRIBUTION HOURS Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. We have temporarily suspended our 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening hours during the COVID-19 emergency. Check back often for updates. Need more options? See our Satellite Food Bank list. OFFICE & DONATION HOURS 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday ANNUAL CLOSURES New Year’s Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day President’s Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Veteran’s Day Thanksgiving Native American Heritage Day Christmas Proudly powered by WordPress ”*
*From the Food Bank Foundation Of Thurston County website