Ballard Food Bank

We bring food and hope to our neighbors
...because there can be enough for everyone.

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Address: 5130 Leary Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107-4819
Phone Number: 206-789-7800
EIN: 91-1428805
Our GiveBIG Matching Pool is generously made possible by our Board of Directors and members of our community, including Luke Hoban & Felicia Dixon, Kathleen O'Sullivan, and Luke Rona.

Thank you to our Ballard Food Bank Board of Directors!
Julia Weisenburger
Andrew Weber
Eric Stoll
David Perez
Rebecca Butler
Tom Bernard
David O'Neal
Ashley Oster
Nathan Walker
Kathleen Weber
Kathleen Owens
To achieve our mission, the Ballard Food Bank provides 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 Grocery-Style Food Bank, Home Delivery program, and Weekend Food For Kids program help individuals in our community access nutritious food.

In 2016, there were 39,908 visits to the food bank and we distributed more than 1.4 million pounds of food. Each week, on average, we are serving more than 1,200 individuals at the food bank, bringing food to over 270 students across 16 Seattle Public Schools through our Weekend Food For Kids program, and delivering groceries to 100+ home-bound clients in our Home Delivery program.

In addition to food we have developed a Community Resource Hub at the Ballard Food Bank where our clients can have access to partner agencies on-site in a place that is already a point of trust. This new space has allowed us to expand our programming of on-site partner agencies to include: Coordinated Entry for homeless housing assessments, Neighborcare Health for appointments & referral services, REACH for case management, VA Primary Care for homeless veterans, health plan enrollment for Medicare & Medicaid recipients, Basic Food (Food Stamps) enrollment, and a brand-new partnership with the Tenants Union for assistance resolving landlord-tenant issues. Through our Hub we also provide mailbox service to over 500 clients and an Emergency Financial Assistance Program to help individuals with rent assistance, utility shutoff, deposits for low-income housing and obtain government-issued ID cards.

Every person who walks through our doors deserves to leave with a sense of hope. By partnering together to provide not only nutritious food but a trusted place to access basic needs, together, we are creating a vibrant, healthy community for all.