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 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.


All Together Seattle (ATS). February-April.

Join Ballard Food Bank, The Bridge Care Center, and the Ballard branch of the Seattle Public Library as we address poverty in Seattle through a compassionate lens by way of conversations, book groups, and film screenings. More information here.

Work Source at Ballard Library

Fridays from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.                                   Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 11, Mar 25

  • Career assessment
  • Job search assistance
  • Training and coaching help

Eat Right When Money's Tight.      

Join Golda from Seattle & King County Public Health every Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Ballard Food Bank for free classes that run from January 7-February 25. Topics: Plan, Shop, Save, Cook. Everyone is welcome. Sign-up or drop in. Taste new recipes.