It is the mission of the Thurston County Food Bank to eliminate hunger within our community.
Our service area includes the urban core of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, their surrounding growth areas and under served parts of Thurston County. To reduce access barriers, the Thurston County Food Bank, in collaboration with community partners, operates fifteen satellite Food Banks.
We also operate mobile food banks at nine low income neighborhoods, primarily mobile home parks and apartment complexes. In partnerships with four school districts we distribute weekend food bags at thirty one 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.