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2023 CFLT Food Bank and Food Access Guide

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Food insecurity refers to USDA’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Food-insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reect a household’s need to make trade-os between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequateTotal food insecure people per countyIndividuals that qualify for food assistanceIndividuals that DON’T qualify for food assistance $ needed to close the gap in food assistanceGrays Harbor10,95014.8% of the county8,213 2,737 $5,789,000Lewis10,330 13% of the county7,954 2,376 $5,421,000Mason8,250 12.6% of the county6,023 2,227 $4,582,000Thurston29,310 10.3% of the county19,051 10,259 $17,152,000Food Insecurity definition and data on pages 36-40 is from:, andby distributing donated and purchased groceries directly to food insecure individuals and families. They are critical in assisting individuals/households that receive nutritional assistance that are still not getting all their needs met through Nutrition Incentive Programs. On average individuals/households report not getting their basic food needs met even after they have received food assistance causing a budget shortfall annually throughout the U.S. What is Food Insecurity?It’s estimated 197,845 people (31% of our state’s food insecure population) are above the poverty thresholds of SNAP, WIC, & other nutrition programs, thus DON’T qualify for food assistance.that is 638,210 people.8.5% of Washington State is food insecure,2023 Fresh From The Farm GuideTCFB photo courtesy of Fletcher Ward(WSDA)36

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Food Access & Nutrition Incentive ProgramsFood Access & Nutrition Incentive ProgramsFMNP There are two federal funded FMNP programs: Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior FMNP. WIC provides resources for pregnant women and women with infants and children up to 5 years of age, who are found to be at nutritional risk. This program provides fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and expands the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers markets. Senior FMNP provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) at farmers markets, roadside stands, and CSAs. For more about FMNP programs visit,The Washington Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-formerly known as food stamps) helps low-income individuals and families obtain a more nutritious diet by supplementing their income with SNAP benets. These funds are available through EBT cards that work just like a debit card. These benets are accepted at some farmers markets, individual farms/farmstands and even some community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs. Eligible items are the same as at the grocery store and include fruits, vegetables, baked goods, seeds, meat, jams and jellies, bread, sh, vegetable starts, syrup and honey, dairy, and poultry. Check with your local farmers market to see how to use your EBT benets while shopping there. To apply for SNAP visit, Bank Guide2733 Aberdeen AveAberdeen 985202120 Commerce StAberdeen 98520 aberdeenfoodbank427 W Main StElma 98541(360) 861-80623134 State Rte 109Copalis Beach 98535(360)106 W Main StElma 98541(360) 482-4728211 E Wishkah StAberdeen 98520(360) 533-4802Food Bank Guide"The work of the Community Farm Land Trust to facilitate community partnerships and connections to farms has been instrumental in improving accessibility and the overall health of our community and its members. We consider them a vital partner in our eorts to reduce food insecurity and eliminate hunger." Judy Jones, Development DirectorThurston County Food Bank(continued on the next page)37

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Food Bank Guide (continued) Grays Harbor College, 500 Building (Gym)1620 Edward P. Smith DrAberdreen 98520(360) food-pantryTimes may dier during breaksAvailable for students & community720 K StHoquiam 98550(360)32 McAfee RdHumptulips 98552(360)25 Mox Chehalis RdMalone 98559(360) 482-2329100 South 3rd St Across from City Hall, Park Bldg BMcCleary 98557(360) 495-3667213 West Spruce StMontesano 98563(360) 249-5374 montefoodbank403 TempleOakville 98568(360) 262-9211848 Anchor Ave NWOcean Shores 98569(360) 289-2171oceanshoresfoodbank.orgEmergency Food: Tuesdays & Saturdays 10am - 2pm31 Burn RdNeilton 98566(360) 581-4590 quinaultfoodbank120 W Wishkah StAberdeen 98520(360)3101 Cherry StHoquiam 98550(360) 537-9133314 N BroadwayWestport 98595(360) 268-16864800 Central Park DrAberdeen 98520(360) 538-0111(continued) 2023 Fresh From The Farm GuideEach month, households who experience food insecurity face 1 to 7 days of not getting basic nutritional needs met. This occurs on average 7 months out of the year. (USDA)GAPS IN FOOD ASSISTANCE: Donate money Volunteer at your local food bank Volunteer as a gleaner* Thank food bank workers & volunteers (Send them a note) Donate food & bags5 ways to help local food banks:Many communities have gleaning programs that use volunteers to harvest excess produce from local farms to be donated to area food banks. These programs get fresh, healthy food with better nutritional content to people who might otherwise not be able to aord it or have access to it. Volunteers are needed. Get involved today. Bethel Church416 N Tower AveCentralia 98531(360)Mineral Neighborhood Christian Center127 Mineral Rd NMineral 98355(360)

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277 Seventh StMorton 98356(360) 496-5456134 Mauerman RdPe Ell 98572 (360) 291-3434144 Wilcox RdSalkum 98582(360) 985-2704750 SW 21st StChehalis 98532(360) 748-1226303 N Gold StCentralia 98531(360)101 N Second StToledo 98591(360) 269-7001 toledofoodbank106 Kindle RdRandle 98377 (360) 520-3817503 NE 1st StWinlock 98596 (360) 785-6399winlockvaderfoodbank.orgFood Bank Guide (continued)Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd1601 North St SEOlympia 98501(360) 709-0931Drive through distribution siteServing Spanish-speakers2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Lot COlympia 98505(360) 867-6137Drive through distribution siteAvailable for students & the community1209 Fern St. SWOlympia 98502(360) 352-1315Call Mondays to make a reservation5615 30th Ave SELacey 98503(360) 459-1444Heritage Baptist Church1315 Sussex Ave ETenino 98589(360) 264-27401807 9th Ave SWOlympia 98502(360) 357-3739Drive through distribution site7027 Martin Way EOlympia 98516(360) 352-8597Inside shoppingOther Bank (cleaning & personal care items) 2nd Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am - 2pm4232 6th Ave Se, Suite 202Lacey 98503(360) 456-3850Serving veteransFaith Lutheran Church1212 Connection StShelton 98584(360) 709-0931Drive through distribution siteServing Spanish-speakers71 Old Belfair Hwy NEBelfair 98528(971) 813-4027 BelfairCFP331 N Finch Creek RdHoodsport 98548(360)Matlock-Deckerville RdMatlock 98560(360) area: Mary M. Knight School District22471 NE State Rte 3Belfair 98528(360)205 W. Cota StShelton 98584(360)(Pick up at Shelton United Methodist Church, South Hall)1900 King StShelton 98584(360) Love INC (not Shelton UMC) at (360) 462-5683 on Tuesdays 10am - 3pm to be added to food bank pick up listResidents of Mason CountyHealth Promotions BuildingShelton 98584(360) 432-3931Available for tribal members & the community(continued on the next page)39

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Thurston County Mobile Food Banks Magnolia Villa, LaceySouth Sound Villa, LaceyThe Reserve, LaceyBoardwalk Apartments, OlympiaCapital House Apartments, OlympiaCasa Madrona, OlympiaDrexel House, OlympiaEvergreen Villages, OlympiaOlympia Village, OlympiaOlympian Apartments, OlympiaSt. Francis House, OlympiaShelton Senior Center, SheltonTumwater Apartments, TumwaterTumwater Mobile Estates, TumwaterYelm Adult Community Center, Yelm(continued) 6336 SW 128th AveLittlerock 98556(360) 943-4720Call ahead for availability940 Israel Rd SWTumwater 98501(360) 943-0795Drive through distribution siteOther Bank (cleaning & personal care items) 1st Thursday, 10am - 1pm222 Columbia St NWOlympia 98501(360) 586-6181Seniors only220 Thurston Ave NEOlympia 98501(360) 352-8597Inside shoppingOther Bank (cleaning & personal care items) 2nd Wednesday, 11am - 3pm10140 US-12Rochester 98579(360) 273-6375Must live within Rochester School District812 Bowker St SELacey 98503(360) 923-0929Emergency outreach building next to churchFor more information about these locations and how the mobile food bank program works, contact: or call (360) 352-8597 ext. 1062023 Fresh From The Farm Guide540 School St SELacey 98503(360) 491-2030Drive through distribution site2011 Mottman Rd SWStudent Union, Bldg 27Olympia 98512(360) 596-5212Closed for school breaksPark in Parking Lot JAvailable to SPSCC students224 Sussex ETenino 98589(360) 264-5505 teninofoodbankplus215 N 2nd SWTumwater 98512(360) 754-41601401 Lake Park Dr SWTumwater 98512(360) 786-1416Drive through distribution site3525 Marvin Rd NELacey 98516(443) 783-9405Drive through distribution site11318 Vail Cuto Rd SERainier 98576(360) 352-8597Drive through distribution sitePhoto courtesy of Olympia Kiwanis Food Bank GardenWSDA purchased 13.1 million pounds of fresh food, all from local sources during Covid-19. This helped to stabilize both demand and supply sides by purchasing $17.9 million of prepared foods and recently harvested produce, butchered meat, and caught fish. (WSDA)40