Social Services

Food Bank,Thrift Shop and Clothing Bank

2018 Holiday Dates:

Important dates for Holiday Program:

  • Thanksgiving Distribution: Tuesday, November 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Donor drop off toys and gifts for families: December 12, 2018
  • Pick up toys and gifts: Wednesday, December 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Distribution of Toys for youth through ages 12 who live in Yelm School District)
    Christmas food basket distribution: December 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

624 Crystal Springs Rd. NW, P.O. Box 5320, Yelm, Washington 98597
Phone:  360.458.7000  Fax:  360.458.4226 

Food Bank

(360) 458-4003

Serving Yelm and Rainier School Districts, and the Nisqually Tribal Reservation since 1971Yelm Community Services is proud to be the first and oldest food bank in Thurston County.
Open on Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.
For emergency food bags on non-food bank days, YCS is open Monday through Wednesday, and Friday, 9-4, plus Saturdays, 10-1
We ask that all people come to the food bank on food bank day (Thursday) between 10 and 1.

Thrift Shop

(360) 458-4230

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Yelm Community Services’ clothing bank is one of the primary programs of the agency and has been in existence since the agency was formed in 1971.  Over the years, the generosity of the community resulted in the need for expanded services.  The agency opened the thrift shop in February, 1990.

From 1990 until the agency’s new community services center opened, the thrift shop was operated solely by volunteers like Oddie Kyler (the agency’s founding Executive Director), Lorraine Lilley, Ruby Donaldson, Esther Webb, and many other wonderful, dedicated volunteers.

In 2004, the agency expanded its thrift shop floor space and today, many hundreds of customers come in every year to find wonderful special buys and to get help from the agency.  We have a group of very dedicated staff who work very hard to help people in the community.

Donations to the thrift shop are tax-deductible.  Please see the attached guidelines, but please rely on the guidelines from the Internal Revenue Service to fully document any charitable donation you make.

Please donate to the food bank and thrift shop.  Your donations are tax-deductible.

Yelm Community Services is a nonprofit, charitable organization registered with the State of Washington, Secretary of State and the Internal Revenue Service.  The organization’s federal tax I.D. is 23-7226534.  Please donate directly to Yelm Community Services, where your support is turned back into help for people in need in your community.