Serving since the 1970s


We believe hope is a basic human right. Once basic needs are met, one can have hope. If you are in need of assistance with food, rent, or utilities you can learn more about what we offer here. See our services.


As a volunteer, you are bringing food and hope to your neighbors. Our volunteers are amazing and we couldn’t serve our community without them. There are many ways to get involved. Get involved.   


We appreciate our generous community. We know each donation makes such a difference in the lives of the people we serve. Donate.

Bringing Food and Hope to Our Neighbors

The Ballard Food Bank’s mission is to bring food and hope to our neighbors because there can be enough for everyone. To achieve our mission we provide access to nutritious foods and services that support self-sufficiency, and we advocate for food equity and justice. 

Providing access to nutritious foods through direct food service is at the core of our mission. Individuals and families who find themselves living below the poverty level must have their needs met. Our food bank program, home delivery, and weekend food for kids program help individuals in our community access nutritious food. In 2014, there were 40,362 visits to the food bank and we distributed more than 1.45 million pounds of food. In total, this fed 60,111 of our neighbors living in Ballard, Magnolia and Queen Anne.


Free Cooking Classes at the Ballard Food Bank

Monday, August 17th. 6-7 p.m. - BBQ Sides

Summer's not over yet, and as part of our monthly cooking class we're featuring BBQ recipes. Not much of a barbecue person? That's okay! These recipes are simple and easy to prepare and can be enjoyed anytime. Join us and learn how to make a creamy fruit salad and a zingy potato salad! 

Monday, September 21st. 6-7 p.m. -TBD

We offer free cooking classes on-site. Sample delicious food, receive a free bag of groceries, get cooking tips & take home recipes to try.

Maritime Pacific Brewing Company's 25th Anniversary Celebration   

Saturday, August 22. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Join Maritime Pacific Brewery to celebrate their milestone. There will be 25 beers for their 25th year and will include other breweries too. This is a family friendly event. Live music all day, food, street carnival games and more! Net proceeds will go to benefit the Ballard Food Bank. For more information and to get tickets, head over to Brown Paper Tickets.