Earlier this month, the Ballard Food Bank decided to temporarily suspend their soup kitchen at Calvary Lutheran Church. Last night the board of directors decided to permanently close their meal program at the church, Executive Director Nancy McKinney told My Ballard in an email today. In the meantime, the Food Bank is partnering with Our Redeemers Church on 85th St. to distribute food there on Monday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. “in order to meet the growing needs in our community,” McKinney said. You may remember, Our Redeemers hosted a tent city in the church parking lot last April.
The Food Bank says it will continue to distribute food two days a week in the lunchtime hours from its current location on 24th Ave.