Ballard Food Bank

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

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Address: 5130 Leary Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone Number: 206-789-7800
EIN: 91-1428805
In a city where rent, utilities and rising healthcare costs are non-negotiable monthly expenses, food is a flexible item on a fixed budget. An unexpected bill, lack of healthcare coverage, or insufficient funds for a security deposit can leave people with the difficult choice between food and medication, or even homelessness. No family should have to experience the despair of hunger and food insecurity. The Ballard Food Bank currently serves over 1,200 individuals a week living in Ballard, Magnolia and Queen Anne. In 2017 alone we received over 38,489 household visits to our grocery-style food bank and we distributed more than 1.46 million pounds of food to our community. Of those we serve, 34% are seniors, 11% are children under the age of 18 and 22% are currently experiencing homelessness. We also meet our clients where they are by providing home delivery for over 100 homebound clients and supporting over 330 students across 17 Seattle Public Schools with healthy, kid-friendly food for the weekends in our Weekend Food For Kids program.

And food is just the first step as we work to address the underlying issues our clients face. Our Community Resource Hub combines emergency financial assistance with a curated network of partner agencies available on-site to more holistically improve the lives of our neighbors in one place. By curating partnerships with high-quality agencies already doing great work in our community, and who are experts in other service areas, we can help clients access resources in a location they already visit regularly and in a familiar, trusted, and safe environment.

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.
Matching funds generously made possible by an anonymous donor.