Donate Food & Items
Last year we distributed over 1.4 million pounds of food and hygiene items to our clients. Your donations make a difference!
Food and hygiene items may be dropped off at the food bank with a staff member or volunteer. Please do not leave food donations at the front or side doors of the food bank. During our donation hours, you can come to the side entrance through our parking lot to make a donation.
Help stock our hygiene area by donating items from our Amazon Wish List!
Ballard Food Bank Donation Hours
|Monday||8:00 am - 7:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:00 am - 7:00 pm|
You may also drop off your household donations at one of our Grocery Partner locations where they have a barrel in place. For larger donations, please contact us directly to coordinate a drop off.
Current Partner Sites for Food & Hygiene Drop Off include:
We often get questions about what food and hygiene items are okay to donate. Here are a few simple guidelines to follow for your donation:
Non-perishable, unopened cans and packages of food
Fresh produce from your p-patch or garden, including vegetable starts
Opened packages of cat & dog food are okay; same goes for hygiene items like shampoo & lotion
Open containers of food
Homemade items (such as jams and jellies, baked goods)
Anything the requires the item to be distributed under the care of a physician
Please do not donate any items that are expired.
We're always looking for the following items:
Canned Soup (low sodium)
Applesauce (no sugar added)
Dried fruit, raisins
100% fruit leather
Low sugar fruit jams and jellies
Fruit cups in their own juices
Oats or oatmeal
Rice, brown or white
Bulgur or polenta
Whole grain crackers
Shelf Stable Milk & Alternative Milks (Soy, Rice, Almond, etc.)
Canned Chicken & Turkey
Canned Tuna or Salmon in water
Vegetarian Beans & Soups (low sodium)
Peanut butter & other nut butters
Cooking Oils, like Olive and Canola
Fresh Produce (especially during the off-season: December-April)
Baby (sizes 4, 5, & 6 only) & Adult Diapers
Feminine Hygiene Items