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.
Please note that we will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
New Hours &
Extended Client Services
The Ballard Food Bank has changed its hours to provide clients access to ALL of our services 4 days a week. Our goal is to better serve our clients by offering them access to the same types of services regardless of when they visit. The Expanded Services include:
- More Mail Hours! New hours will provide clients with more days and hours to access their mail, including evening hours.
- Aligned Services. Now clients will be able to have the same services: food bank, mail, hygiene, financial resource and referral desk, and sandwiches, regardless of the day or time they shop.
- New Zip Code 98109. The Ballard Food Bank serves Ballard, Magnolia and Queen Anne. We are expanding to 98109 so that we can serve all of Queen Anne and to better align with our Financial Resource desk.
- Connect with More Client Services. We continue to expand our community partners. This change will allow us to more extensively partner the other agencies and service providers during the week. Clients will be able to connect with more services right here at the food bank!
Check out our new hours below and thank you for your patience as we implement these changes!
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 250 students in 15 public schools through our Weekend Food For Kids program, and delivering groceries to 100+ homebound clients in our Home Delivery program.