Ballard Gleaning Update and Call for Volunteers

We need YOU to help feed hungry neighbors

Join us in making a big impact in our community and helping those who need it most! Just this year, we have had:
– 14 new volunteers sign up for gleaning
– 2 new gleaning leads
– 14,359 lbs of food donated to the Ballard Food Bank!

Join our team of volunteers who collect donations from the Ballard Farmers Market vendors. At the end of each Sunday market, we deliver donations to the nearby Ballard Food Bank, supplying hungry folks with fresh, local produce.

We’re looking for new volunteers to help feed the community while adhering to our COVID-19 best practices. Volunteers can expect to help by collecting produce from the vendors, carrying boxes and sorting the collected food into containers at the Food Bank.

Gleaning takes place from 1:45pm to ~4pm on Sundays, beginning about 15 minutes before the end of the market. The time it takes depends on how much food we collect. In recent weeks, we’ve collected over 500 pounds of food each Sunday! We’re flexible with how often you volunteer – even giving your time once a month makes an impact in our community.

This is a simple and rewarding way to keep good produce out of the compost bin and get it to our Ballard neighbors in need. It’s fun, rewarding, and makes a tangible difference!

To learn more, email Jill at with the subject line “New Gleaning Volunteer.”