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.
Open on Thursdays from 1-4 p.m with food bank check-in until 3:45, and food pick up until 4.
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 12 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.

2021 Holiday Program Dates 

  • Thursday, November 11, 2021, we will have food bank on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
  • Thanksgiving distribution – Tuesday November 23, 2021 from 11am to 3pm
  • Friday December 17, 2021- last day for toy and gift drop-off
  • Monday – December 20, 2021, Holiday Toy and gift pick up, by appointment only
  • Christmas Holiday Food distribution– Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 11am to 3pm
  • No food bank on Thursday, December 23, 2021

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.