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. Learn more about ways to get involved.  


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

Bringing Food and Hope to Our Neighbors

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 2015, there were 38,872 visits to the food bank and we distributed more than 1.4 million pounds of food. In addition, our Emergency Financial Assistance Program met the needs of individuals with things like rent assistance, utility shutoff, and ID cards over 800 times. 

Each week, on average, we are serving more than 1,200 individuals at the food bank, bringing food to over 230 students in 15 public schools through our Weekend Food For Kids program, and delivering groceries to 100+ homebound clients in our Home Delivery program. 


Temporary Food Bank Change of Hours
Week of September 6th-10th

Our parking lot is being repaved the week of Sept. 6th-10th, weather permitting. Please note the following changes to our hours of operation during the week of repaving only:

Tues 9/6: Limited Food Bank Distribution in Waiting Room
Seating will be limited

Tues 9/6, Wed 9/7 & Thur 9/8:
Mail, Hygiene & Referral Services – 11AM – 3PM
Sandwiches 11AM – 2PM

Weds 9/7, Thurs 9/8 and Sat 9/10

Weekend Food For Kids Program During Summer Break

Our Weekend Food For Schools Program continues during the summer break. We've partnered with 7 sites across Ballard, Magnolia, and Queen Anne. More information about our Summer Program. In addition, the Washington State Summer Food Service Program, or Summer Meals, provides free meals and snacks to children and teens (18 years old and younger) during the summer months. To sign up, call: (206) 789-7800 or email: 

Seattle Mobile Medical Unit

King County Public Health Department's Mobile Medical Unit at Ballard Food Bank

Tuesday, August 23       11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

The mobile van program provides no-cost walk-in care for people who are living homeless (or were recently homeless) only. El Programa del Van Móvil ofrece cuidados de salud sin costo solo para personas sin hogar (o recientemente sin hogar).

Please note that we take our last medical patients 30 to 60 minutes prior to the clinic end time.

Favor de llegar a lo menos 30 a 60 minutos antes el fin de la clínica.

Seattle Mobile Medical Unit August Schedule

South King County Mobile Medical Unit August Schedule