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. 



Registration for the 10th annual Seattle Turkey Trot is Open!

Join us on Thanksgiving morning, November 24th, 2016 for this scenic holiday run/walk/jog beginning in the Sunset Hill neighborhood near Ballard and finishing at Golden Gardens. Race begins at 9:00 a.m. and all proceeds from the event will benefit Ballard Food Bank. So not only will you have a great time, but you’ll be helping to provide support for our neighbors in need!

For more information and to register visit

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

We need volunteers! If you'd like to join us as a volunteer for the 2016 Seattle Turkey Trot, please email Erin Tierney.