Ballard Food Bank desperate for turkeys

In the middle of all this snow (coverage here), the Ballard Food Bank (5130 Leary Avenue NW) needs immediate help this Thanksgiving.

We received a note from Nancy McKinney from the Ballard Food Bank about a shortage of turkeys for families the Food Bank serves. “We are woefully short of turkeys this year,” McKinney writes. “We only have 60 in house with 600 families to feed. We are distributing food on Tuesday from 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm and again on Wednesday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Donations can be received: Tuesday from 8 am to 6:30 pm; Wednesday 8 am until 1:00 pm.”

The food bank is located near Carter VW on Leary.


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It may seem obvious, but where would one drop these turkeys off?

JohnE
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JohnE

Or where can we donate money?

owlsinsomnia
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owlsinsomnia

You can come by the food bank next to Carter VW and just knock hard on the front door to be let in. You might want to call first to be sure they are there when you want to come by. I went the other day and they were very grateful. Phone: 206.789.7800.

google answers everything
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google answers everything

There’s a link to donate on their website

Barely Whine
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Barely Whine

Some one send Briar Rose over…

Carkeek Guy
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Carkeek Guy

Go vegan!

owlsinsomnia
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owlsinsomnia

They’d be delighted to have your donations of vegetables, potatoes, pies, tofurkeys, beans, etc! Oh how I loved my mushroom loaf back in my vegetarian days! :)

Wiseleyb
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Wiseleyb

just dropped a few off – they’re open, and super busy… just walk up to the counter and drop ’em off – easy peasy – takes 2 seconds

Jamesm8y
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Jamesm8y

After seeing this blog post I picked up two 18 lb birds from Safeway and dropped them off today. Thanks for the reminder that many food banks are low on food.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Fred Meyer has frozen birds for $12. Costco has larger fresh birds for larger families in need for $18.

Donating to a food bank is a unique opportunity. Instead of a cheque going in to an invisible system, you know that each turkey donated will mean one more Ballard family has a real Thanksgiving feast this Thursday.

jetcitymom
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jetcitymom

Im happy to hear that some are so generous- but where do you put these things- right in the oven? We don’t have a full size refrigerator ( & don’t use the food bank)

dhs
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dhs

Grocery Outlet on Crown Hill has frozen birds at $1.19/lb, so I picked up four and delivered them to the food bank yesterday. Might be the best local bang for the buck for turkeys!

Fremont Mama
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Fremont Mama

Thank you for posting this! We are stuck on a hill in Fremont so can’t get an actual turkey out to them, but it was super easy to make an online donation!