From food bank food drives to serving up Sunday dinners for the homeless downtown, Olympia Host Lions are helping to feed hungry people in our community.
Olympia Host Lions gladly support the Sunday feeding program sponsored by the First Baptist Church where we meet each week. Four times a year we provide all the service, clean up and funding for the event that routinely serves 450 people
Olympia Host Lions provide lunches several times each month for homeless individuals living at Interfaith Works shelter.
In a team effort, Lions each take one part of a meal and deliver the combined lunches to a central drop off site for safe delivery during Covid 19 restrictions.
When a local group needed help getting fresh produce from eastern Washington farms to hungry people in western Washington during the pandemic, the Olympia Host Lions pitched in. First with a caravan of pickup trucks and later with rental trucks, Lions from Olympia headed north to meet trucks coming from eastern Washington and offload fresh produce for distribution in Olympia neighborhoods.
To help keep up with increased demand since the start of Covid19 slowdowns, Steamboat Lions collect used but usable paper grocery bags for reuse at the Thurston Food Bank. Steamboat residents drop their bags at the local fire department and fire fighters help the Lions load up the bags for transport into town to the food bank. A carload of bags is recycled each week.
Annual $ donations
Help with packaging food
Olympia Host Lions Club makes significant annual donations to our local food bank. In addition, there are many ways Olympia Host Lions help out at the Food Bank, in person or through food drives.
We would be glad to have you join us. Just call to find out where you might fit in.
Olympia Host Lions donate hundreds of pounds of fresh from the orchard apples to our local Food Bank each year during the annual Lions Apple Sale. See more about the Apple Sale here.
Olympia Host Lions meet Tuesdays at noon at the First Baptist Church downtown Olympia. Plenty of Parking at 9th and Franklin.
Call for info at 360 790-8667.
Steamboat Branch Lions meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Griffin Fire Hall #1 on the Steamboat Island Road.