Our Pantries and Satellites

Learn About Food Services at our Pantries and Satellites

Our Food Pantries

Our Olympia and Lacey Food Pantries offer an indoor grocery shopping experience with the opportunity to choose most items. Details for new and returning clients about what groceries we offer and how to become a Food Bank client are one click back at New to Our Food Bank? Additionally, we offer a variety of non-food Client Services at our two Pantries. This includes our Other Bank Program, which provides essential personal care and household items. (Please note that groceries and Other Bank items are not distributed to individuals and families from our Tumwater Warehouse and Distribution Center.)

What can you expect when visiting our Food Pantries? Watch the videos below to experience a virtual visit to our Olympia and Lacey Food Pantries.

Experience a Visit to our Olympia Food Pantry

Experience a Visit to our Lacey Food Pantry

Updated videos for both of our pantries coming soon!

Olympias Food Pantry outside showing the corner of Franklin and Thurston Avenues

Olympia Food Pantry

Located at:  220 Thurston Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98501
Indoor Grocery Shopping and Client Service hours:
Monday*, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:30 AM–3 PM
*CLOSED on the 3rd Monday of each month
The City of Olympia provides free parking on days of food distribution on Thurston and Franklin Avenues and Adams Street — no need to pay the parking meter. Everyone is welcome to line up along the wall of the Food Bank on Thurston Avenue while waiting for service to begin inside.

Shows Lacey's Food Pantry with solar panel array and community art sculpture, a young and old hand cradling an apple as the earth.

Lacey Food Pantry

Located at:  7027 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98516
Indoor Grocery Shopping and Client Service hours:
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 AM–2 PM
2nd Wednesday of each month: 4–6 PM
The parking lot opens at 9:30 AM. If you arrive by car, please park in the lower lot (or upper lot if you have limited mobility) and join us inside to shop.

Visit our Grocery Pick-Up Locations Map and Brochure for a map of locations and schedules at our Food Pantries AND all Satellite Food Bank locations. All locations are listed below the map as well.

Holiday Closures:

All Thurston County Food Bank services and locations are closed on the following recognized holidays:  New Year’s DayMartin Luther King Jr. DayPresident’s DayMemorial DayJuneteenthIndependence DayLabor DayVeteran’s DayThanksgivingNative American Heritage DayChristmas

Calendar of Food & Other Bank Services at our Olympia & Lacey Food Pantries  •  Farm Stand  •  Volunteer Orientations  •  Holiday Closures  •  Special Events

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(On desktop/laptop, hover over each calendar item for more information and a link to map directions — on mobile, click and hold calendar item for more information and a link to map directions. Landscape/horizontal mode is recommended when viewing the calendar on mobile.)

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Other Food Services at our Pantries

In addition to regular grocery shopping at our Olympia and Lacey Food Pantries, we offer our clients the following food services:

Lacey Farm Stand showing fresh, locally farmed or gleaned produced. Depicted are cherry tomatoes, grapes, purple plums, Japanese Shiro plums, zucchini and yellow squash, and carrots — and fresh cut flowers!

Lacey Farm Stand

During the growing season, the Farm Stand on the Lacey Food Pantry property offers fresh, local produce on select Saturdays from 11 AM–1 PM. Farm Stand produce is free to Food Bank clients and does not count towards monthly visits! The schedule is posted on our Location Map, Calendar, and on social media.  Learn More >

Baby Food   

When available, baby food including veggies, fruits, meats, cereals and snacks is offered to clients receiving a Full Visit. Additionally, a variety of baby and toddler formula may be available to clients receiving both Full and Supplemental visits. Click to Learn More > about additional baby items we offer.

Volunteer preparing a bright orange squash in our downtown repack kitchen to include with the fresh items in our Thanksgiving food distributions.

Thanksgiving Meal Kits

In addition to our regular food shopping, boxes of ingredients and food items to prepare a holiday meal are pre-packed and distributed before Thanksgiving. Meal kits will be available at our Olympia and Lacey Food Pantries and at some Satellite locations. Distribution locations and schedules will be posted the week prior on our website and social media.

Emergency Food Bag

Emergency Food Bags   

Upon request, a 12-hour supply of emergency food may be received after regular food distribution hours.

Shows food items that go into our Easy Eats food bags. These foods don't need heating or preparation.

Ready-to-Eat

Ready-to-eat refers to foods that need little or no preparation. We provide shelf-stable foods that are easy to open, provide their own cup/tin/can from which to eat, and can be prepared by someone with limited access to cooking facilities.

Nutritionals

Nutritionals   

Ensure, Boost and other liquid nutritionals are available on request as a meal supplement or replacement; based on availability.

Other Ways to Access Food

The Thurston County Food Bank partners with many local organizations to make it easier for you to get groceries. Our Satellite Food Distribution Network includes Satellites, Mobiles, and Home Delivery, offering the community access to food at many locations beyond our two primary Food Pantries. Please be aware that using our Satellites does count toward your two-per-month Full Visits and one-per-week Supplemental Visits. When you are registered as a Food Bank client, you can get groceries at any of our locations (with the exception of our Tumwater Warehouse, where food is not distributed to individuals and families). For some Satellites you must call ahead, and this is noted on our LOCATION MAP where printable brochures in English and Spanish are available to view or download.

Mountain View Church Satellite

Satellites

Satellite Food Banks are operated in partnership with community organizations around Thurston County. Each satellite distributes a pre-packaged assortment of groceries and/or offers a shopping model. Shelf-stable foods are offered, and fresh and frozen options are generally available as well. Additionally, TEFAP commodities are available at some locations and CSFP federal food is available upon request for seniors who meet eligibility requirements and have been approved. Satellite locations or the Thurston County Food Bank Satellite Coordinator should be contacted directly with questions or for additional information.

Satellite Home Delivery Volunteer

Mobiles

Mobile Food Banks are a service provided to community members living in low-income housing, who may have trouble accessing food bank services. TEFAP product is available at some locations; CSFP is available upon request with prior approval. Regular stops are made at specified locations in Olympia, Lacey, Shelton, Tumwater and Yelm. Please email the Satellite Coordinator for more information and current delivery locations.

Farm Stand

Home Delivery

Transportation and physical limitations can make it difficult for some folks to access the Food Bank. To remove these barriers, the Food Bank developed a Home Delivery Program, in which volunteers deliver a full visit’s worth of groceries to CSFP-eligible clients’ homes, across Thurston County, with options for delivery to Mason and Lewis county CSFP-eligible clients as well. Please email the Satellite Coordinator for more information.