Hot Meals

Salvation Army: 352-8596 808 5th Ave. SE. Corner of 5th and Plum
Breakfast: everyday: 7-7:30 a.m. Lunch: Mon-Sat: 11:30-12:30 p.m., Sun 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dinner: everyday: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Union Gospel Mission: 709-9725. Corner of Franklin and A St
Breakfast 6am, Lunch: noon except Saturday, Dinner: 6:00pm

First Baptist Church of Olympia: 357-3881.
Enter at corner of 9th and Franklin
Dinner: 4-5:30 every Sunday

Food Banks

Thurston County Food Bank: 220 Thurston Ave NE. 352-8597
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 1-3 p.m. the 2nd & 4th Wed of every month from 5-7 p.m. The evening hours during the 2nd and 4th Wed. of each month are typically less crowded. The satellite food banks are another option for easy pick up of groceries; please note that some locations require a call ahead of time for pick up. If you require special assistance please contact Allison at (360)352-8597 ext. 109 or email We are closed on State Holidays.
Photo ID and proof of residence (phone bill, rent receipt, medical card, picture ID, utility bill etc.) is requested to establish an account. If a client is homeless or without such documents they will still be able to receive food. There are no income requirements. No one will be turned away from receiving food. We primarily serve the cities of Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey, Littlerock and Rainier. Clients from other cities in Thurston County or other counties are served one time only, then directed to a food bank closer to their area to meet future needs (please see other food banks in Thurston County listed below). A weeks supply of groceries is provided 15 times per year. Clients may come as often as once a week until they reach 15 visits. After the first 15 visits, an appointment with our information and referral staff would be required for additional visits. We also offer and encourage supplemental visits which do not count towards the regular 15 and include bread and produce only.

Special diets are accommodated (diabetic, vegetarian, vegan, baby food, and sometimes nutritional supplements such as Ensure are available). Federal commodities, which is food provided by the federal government based on income level, are distributed beginning the first working day of each month. Additional commodities are available for seniors and children based on income level. The food bank also offers others programs such as: FORKids (provides kids with weekend lunch food), Summer school lunch, Winter CSA (a box of fresh produce limited to families of 3 or more), Basic Food Program education and outreach (assistance with food stamp applications), and cooking demos. For more information please contact the food bank at (360)352-8597.

Satellite Locations

Olympia Senior Center (Seniors only) (bus 41)
Call ahead.
Third Friday, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
222 Columbia St NW
(360) 586-6181 Ext. 105

West Side:
Hidden Creek Church (bus 47)
Every Wednesday and Thursday
11 AM - 3 PM
1807 9th Ave SW
(360) 357-3739

Evergreen Vista (bus 47)
Call ahead.
9 AM–4 PM Monday through Friday, by appointment only
1209 Fern St. SW
(360) 352-1315

Tumwater Fire Department (bus 13)
Call ahead.
Fourth Tuesday, 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
311 Israel Rd SW
(360) 754-4170

Steamboat Area Food Bank
Call ahead for location. This is a mobile food bank.
First and third Thursdays
5:30 PM-7 PM
(360) 866-2111

Rainier Emergency Services
Every Wednesday and Saturday
9 AM-noon
11318 Vail Cutoff Rd SE

Littlerock United Methodist Church
Call ahead.
Last Tuesday, 10:30 AM-noon
6336 SW 128th Ave
(360) 352-5130


Sacred Heart Emergency Outreach
Second Saturdays
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
812 Bowker St SE (in the Emergency Outreach building next door to church)
(360) 923-0929

Centro de Vida y Esperanza (Spanish/English Bi-lingual) (bus 64)
Every Friday, 11 AM-4 PM
6131 Rainier Rd. SE #B
(360) 349-2743

St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church (bus 67)
Second Friday, 5 PM-6 PM
Fourth Saturday, 3 PM-4 PM
910 Bowker St SE
(360) 456-2240

Lacey Senior Center (Seniors only) (bus 67)
Call ahead.
Third Wednesday, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
6757 Pacific Ave SE
(360) 407-3967

Faith Harvest Helpers (bus 66)
First and third Sundays, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
5615 30th Ave SE (360) 459-1444

Turning Point Church
Last Thursday, 11 AM-1 PM and 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
3707 Marvin Rd NE
(360) 560-6919

First Baptist Church of Lacey (bus 64)
Resource Center next door to church Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM-2 PM
4709 22nd Ave SE
(360) 491-1440

Other food banks in Thurston County:

Yelm Community Services (UCBO): 458-7000. Food bank: 458-4003.
624 Crystal Springs Rd NW, Yelm
Tenino Community Service Center
P.O. Box 1239 Tenino, WA. 98589
Phone:(360) 264-5505
Fax: (360) 264-5506
Rochester Organization of Families (ROOF)
Highway 12, Rochester, WA. 98579 or
P.O. Box 312. Rochester, WA 98579
Web Page:
South Thurston United Friends (S.T.U.F.)
P.O. Box 384 Rochester, WA 98579
Phone: (360) 273-5891

Food Stamps

DSHS: 725-6600 Toll Free (800) 348-9091. 6860 Capitol Blvd SE
Hours: 7:30 am-5pm. Food stamps: The only criteria for eligibility is income level. Single people are eligible. “Expedited” food stamps within 5 days if no income or income less than shelter cost and no resources (money in bank etc). This lasts for 3 months then reviewed. But: after 1 month you may be sent a letter requesting documentation of homelessness or financial need. If you don’t respond to letter within 10 days your food stamps will be terminated. So make sure to establish a mailing address and to check it.


Women, Infants, & Children Program
WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy.

Nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and assistance with access to health care are provided to low-income women, infants, and children through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC.
Eligibility guidelines can be found at this webpage.
Instructions for applying can be found here.



EGYHOP/Done & Done
(Emma Goldman Youth Homeless Outreach Project)
A non-profit that provides street outreach to homeless people and at-risk youth in downtown Olympia. Outreach includes distribution of clothing needed for survival (clean socks, blankets, jackets, sometimes rain gear, not every day clothes like jeans and tee shirts), referrals to service agencies in town and a friendly face to those in need.
You can access camping supplies such as sleeping bags and backpacks through EGYHOP. EGYHOPers are out on bicycles in the evenings in downtown.

St. Vincent de Paul
352-7554. 1021 Boundary St SE
Clothing Bank: Tues and Sat 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Thursday 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. (no charge for clothes). Rental Assistance with eviction notice. Utilities: with shut off notice. Prescriptions: can sometimes help with 1-2 weeks of medication. Food vouchers.

The Wardrobe (Capitol Clubhouse)
357-2582 618 7th Ave SE Olympia
Free clothing bank. Open 10 to 3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only. Anyone is welcome to call and make an appointment; membership in the Clubhouse is not necessary.

The Adventists Community Services Offices:
943-1518 located @ 1029 Puget
Clothing bank open Tuesdays from 9:15-3:30


Yelm Community Services (UCBO)
458-7000. Thrift Store 458-4230 624 Crystal Springs rd NW
Once yearly clothing voucher given, amount varies depending on circumstances. Inexpensive used clothing sold there.


Hygiene Supplies

Family Support Center and Capital Clubhouse
Usually has an assortment of sample shampoos, conditioners, soaps, toothbrushes, razors, and deodorants. Availability based on local donations, so they cannot guarantee to have supplies in stock. Drop in and ask about hygiene supplies.

The YWCA "Other Bank”
Offers free personal hygiene and cleaning products to low-income families and individuals. The Other Bank is open every week on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:30PM. You can use the Other Bank six (6) times a year. There are also two (2) free visits ("Clean Christmas" and "Christmas in July") Phone: 352-0593 Address: 220 Union Ave SE Olympia


Union Gospel Mission
709-9725 offers laundry services Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri at 12:30 sharp. Call ahead and speak with Jacob. They will do only one load per day.

Haircut Vouchers
The Union Gospel Mission in down town Olympia gives free hair cuts the 2nd and 3rd Monday of each month.

Mail Services
The Capitol Clubhouse offers mail services to both members and non-members Monday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm. 357-2582

Shower Vouchers

Family Support Center (Women & families w/children only)
Has vouchers available for showers at the YMCA. ID and background check required. (A criminal record does not necessarily exclude you.)

Capitol Clubhouse
Capitol Clubhouse offers YMCA shower vouchers to both members and non-members on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm.

Olympia Center Showers: 753-8380. 222 Columbia N. Olympia
Mon-Fri 8-9AM & 1-9PM, Sat 8AM-4PM. 50 cents for 5 minutes (quarters only)