Ballard Food Bank moving just down the street

The Ballard Food Bank recently announced their plans to change locations, and it appears that it will be an easy move: in 2021, they’ll move just down the street to the corner of 14th and Leary.

The nonprofit will construct a new building at the site, which will house its grocery-style food bank and large Community Research Hub.

“We are excited to have found our permanent home,” Ballard Food Bank Executive Director Jen Muzia said in a statement about the move. “The new building will be a vital community resource where our neighbors can get the food, hope, and dignity that they deserve. Creating a welcoming, innovative space for the people we serve is our number one priority.”

The lease on their current location, 5130 Leary Ave NW, will end in October 2021 — but the food bank expects to move into their new building earlier in the year.

“We are thrilled to stay in the neighborhood, and we look forward to sharing more information about our new home soon,” Muzia said.


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Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

Perfect! Right next to all their tents. Man is this horrible news.

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

Ballard: this homeless fiasco couldn’t get any worse
Hobos: hold my malt liquor

Truth
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Truth

Man is this horrible news.

A food bank moving locations because its lease is up is bad news?

Freja
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Freja

This is such a valuable resource for the community. It is not surprising that many homed families in Ballard are struggling to keep up with rent and bills, subsiding their pantries with healthy options is so important and can make a huge difference when it comes to feeding children who during the summer break are not able to get free/reduced meals at school.

Thank you Ballard Food Bank for serving our community.

spark
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spark

What’s does a “community research hub” mean? It’d be great if they could build an affordable housing apartment building and have the food-bank on the ground floor. That way the location could serve two purposes, get people into homes AND fed!

I’m guessing this is what’s going into that fenced-off empty lot at the intersection. You could house a lot of people at that site if you built up 6-7 stories.

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

Well, I guess this means the #40 will stay weird.

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

You’re a bigot for not dating a hobo.

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

Ah good I was hoping our rotating cast of roving junkie felons would still be able to eat free between crimes. I sure hope they don’t give free soda pop to the junkies, as I hear that stuff is bad for your health!

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

This is really great news! I’m glad they found something permanent and will continue to be a part of our community for a long time.