Our mission is to eliminate hunger within our community, in the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor.
- Eliminating access barriers
- Prioritizing health
- Prioritizing children
- Rescuing good food from going to waste
- Partnership and collaboration
Eliminating Access Barriers
Because not all people in need can make it to us, we ensure that food resources are available throughout our community. We accomplish this through an extensive network of satellite and mobile food banks, our FORKids school backpack program, and our Summer Lunch program.
Rescuing Good Food from Going to Waste
In 2019, we rescued over 1.75 million pounds of wholesome food from going to waste. This includes fresh produce, frozen meat, dairy items, and deli items that local retailers or food distribution centers could not sell. Instead, these foods were given to people in need through our Client Services Center and network of satellites and partners.
Partnership and Collaboration
In order to strengthen and further our mission of eliminating hunger in our community, we partner closely with emergency food distribution partners inside and outside of Thurston County.
Our Tumwater Warehouse & Distribution Center acts as a hub for emergency food delivery and distribution. We are a Regional Distribution Organization of Food Lifeline, and a member agency of Northwest Harvest. We distribute WSDA commodity foods and other goods to food banks in rural Thurston, Mason, and Lewis counties.