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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. 


Cooking Class - Monday, Dec. 12

Our next cooking class is coming up on December 12th! Join us for a themed class of 'Holiday on a Budget', a free bag of groceries and samples! Register by calling the Ballard Food Bank at (206) 789-7800 or by stopping by during food bank hours.

Thank you to all who joined us for the
Seattle Turkey Trot!

It was a drizzly day but nearly 4,000 people came out to run/walk/trot for the Ballard Food Bank at the Seattle Turkey Trot! With your support we raised over $135,000 to help our neighbors in need this season and year-round! Thank you to all who joined us and to our incredible volunteers who made the day a success!

If you didn't get to pick up your t-shirt, you can do so at the Ballard Food Bank through Dec. 9th during normal donation hours - check them out here.

Thank you to our 2016 Turkey Trot sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: Coastal Transportation
Majestic Bay Theaters | Grayl | Ballard Market
Cornerstone Advisors | Greenwood, Ohlund & Co
Lynn and Brad Blind | UW Neighborhood Ballard Clinic
Whole Foods Market