Hours of Distribution

Office, Mail Distribution & Hygiene Bar:
Tues., Wed., Thurs.: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Grocery Distribution:
Tuesday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm



The Ballard Food Bank distributes food to those in the 98107, 98117, 98119 and 98199 zip codes, including home delivery to elderly and disabled clients.

We offer several programs to assist our neighbors in need. Food distribution is our core program; we also distribute personal hygiene items to families and individuals having difficulty in making ends meet, including homeless clients. In addition, we provide a basic level of emergency financial assistance for those in 98107, 98117, 98177, 98109, 98119 and 98199 with eviction notices, utility shut-offs or lost IDs. We also provide mail services to homeless clients--essential when looking for employment and housing, and to have access to care providers. The Ballard Food Bank provides referral services to help those in emergency situations find the proper agency to get the help they need.

First-Time Clients

To register, please bring a photo I.D. and a current proof of address (a piece of mail that you've received within the past 30 days) for yourself and others living in your household (school or medical records for children living with you). We update our files at the beginning of each year.


1. You may receive groceries only once per week.

2. Please respect our neighbors--don't litter, park in their parking spaces, or loiter on their property.


Our offices, the food bank, and hygiene bar are located at 5130 Leary Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107. Telephone: (206) 789-7800

BFB Closure Information

If the Seattle School District cancels school, then the Ballard Food Bank will also be closed for service. Please see the Seattle Public Schools website for current closures.