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Food banks in Thurston County.

Food banks in Olympia and Thurston County Washington offer free meals, groceries and food in an emergency. Many of the centers also provide a clothing bank, personal hygiene items, diapers or free baby formula, and other assistance. Or there may be Christmas meals served to the low income. Find information on the leading food pantries in the county below.

Anyone who needs help in the region can call or stop by one of the food pantries. Every year thousands of local individuals receive assistance from the centers, and it may range from emergency food boxes and vouchers up through and including referrals to local charities and non-profits.

In addition, you may be able to get help in applying for federal government and state of Washington government assistance programs like vouchers from WIC or food stamps. Many pantries also run holiday programs such as Christmas and Thanksgiving meals or distribute free gifts to children. In addition, from time to time limited amounts of financial help for bills and rent may be provided as well.

Adventist Community Service Center
Address - 1029 Puget St. NE
Olympia, Washington, 98506
(360) 943 – 1518
Various social services are administered. Get food from the pantry. A thrift store may also offer clothing and other household items. Last, but not least, the non-profit may have referrals for various government assistance programs.

Emergency Outreach Program
906 Bowker St. SE
Lacey, Washington, 98503
Phone number - (360) 923-0929
Food can be provides to people faced with a crisis situation.

Matthew House
Phone number is (360) 794-8720





Resource Distribution Council
Mobile Food Pantry
102 Yelm Ave E
Yelm, Washington, 98597
This is a mobile food pantry that is headquartered at the address above. It visits different sites across Thurston County Washington. Stop by to get details.

Rochester Organization Of Families
Location is 10140 Hwy 12 SW
Rochester, WA, 98579
Telephone number - (360) 273-6375

Salvation Army - Thurston County
Address: 824 5th Ave SE
Olympia, Washington, 98501
Dial – (360) 352-8596
Probably the leading charity organization in the region. Offers numerous social services, and possibly even some limited financial assistance. The programs can help people pay their bills, rent, and other housing expenses, however funding is limited. The main programs offered are free food, meals, and perishable items. Other services are seasonal and include Angel Tree gifts for kids and Christmas and holiday assistance.

South Thurston United Friends Food Bank
Food bank address - 18216 Corvallis S
Rochester, WA, 98579
Dial (360) 273-5891

Tenino Community Service Center
Location is 297 Sussex Ave E
Tenino, Washington, 98589
Telephone number - (360) 264-5505

Churches from Catholic Charities
Address - 148 Rogers St NW
Olympia, WA
(360) 878-8248
Emergency boxes of non-perishable food may be provided to stop hunger.





Thurston County Food Bank – These may be the primary food banks and pantries across the county. They provide fruits, vegetables, meats, frozen foods, and various other foodstuffs to the needy. Staff also offer information on services such as Meals on Wheels for seniors or government programs, such as SNAP.

220 NE Thurston, Olympia, Washington, 98501
207 Centre St. Rainier Food Bank, Rainier, Washington, 98576, call (360) 446-1040
4705 22nd Ave SE First Baptist Church of Lacey, Lacey, WA, 98503, (360) 491-1440
1209 Fern St. SW Evergreen Vista, Olympia, Washington, 98502 dial (360) 352-1315
6131 Rainier Rd SE Suite B Centro de Vida y Esperanza, Olympia, WA, 98513, Telephone (253) 241-4708
5615 30th Ave SE Faith Harvest Helpers, Lacey, WA, 98503, (360) 459-1444
3707 Marvin Rd NE Turning Point Church, Lacey, Washington, 98516, (360) 560-6919
6757 Pacific Ave Lacey Senior Center, Lacey, Washington, 98503, dial the food bank at (360) 407-3967
6336 128th SW Littlerock UMC, Littlerock, WA, 98556, (360) 352-3887
1807 9th Ave SW Hidden Creek Community Church, Olympia, WA, 98502, dial (360) 357-3739
910 Bowker St. St. Benedict's, Lacey, Washington, 98503, call (360) 456-2240
311 Israel Rd, Tumwater, WA, 98512, (360) 754-4170

Yelm Community Services
Location is 624 Crystal Springs Rd NW
Yelm, Washington, 98597
Telephone number - (360) 458-7000

For information on other food pantries in Thurston County, call a referral line at 509-534-6678. All information is provided at no cost. Residents can also learn about other programs for their needs, such as soup kitchens or apply to public aid such as Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or free school lunches.



By Jon McNamara











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