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

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.


Seattle Turkey Trot

Gobble, Gobble! Early Bird Registration is $25 Adult, $15 Kids (10 and under) and ends November 17th! See you on Thanksgiving! Register now.

Open House

Join us on Friday, December 4th from 8:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.for a morning meet 'n greet at the Ballard Food Bank. We'll show you around the food bank facility and go over the programs we offer. 

Hosting a Holiday Food Drive?

Learn more about how to host a successful food drive and most requested holiday foods here.

Looking for a Holiday Meal?

Here are helpful guides to Thanksgiving and Holiday meals around King County and Seattle:


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