Social Services

Food Bank, Thrift Shop and Clothing Bank

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

Food Bank

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.

For the Food Bank: The food bank will be open on Thursdays at 1:00, and will serve clients until 3:45 p.m. Clients may not enter the building, and must wait in their vehicles in city-approved parking areas on the side of the road. Please do not park in the roadway, or block the YCS parking lot. Please patiently wait your turn, and please follow the instructions given out by the staff and volunteers. While driving through to pick up food, please remain in your vehicle, and please stop and turn your car off if you are being loaded, or behind someone who is being loaded.

For the Thrift Shop: We will not accept any donations to the thrift shop, and the doors will be closed to the public.

For more contact or program information, please refer to our website Yelm Community Services

These actions are designed to help keep our staff, volunteers, community partners and people in

For the distribution of USDA commodities, please navigate to the following link for the USDA non discrimination statement.
488-USDANonDiscriminationStatement.pdf (wa.gov)


2022 Holiday Program Dates 

Thanksgiving food distribution – Thursday, November 17, 2022,

1-3:45 p.m. (done during regular food bank time/date, no sign-up needed)

Christmas Food distributionThursday, December 15,

1 – 3:45 pm (done during regular food bank time/date, no sign-up needed).

Thursday, December 22, 2022 – No food bank distribution.

Thursday, December 29, 2022 – Food distribution resumes, 1-3:45.

Holiday Toy Application – must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 9th, 2022 (watch for link at www.yelmcommunityservices.com after Thanksgiving)

  1. Thursday, December 15, 2022- last day for toy and gift drop-off
  2. Tuesday – December 20, 2022, Holiday Toy and gift pick up, by appointment only

Please refer to website, www.yelmcommunityservices.com for more information. Please limit phone calls to agency so staff are not overloaded with phone calls, thanks!


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.  The proceeds are used to purchase food for the food bank.

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.