Join the Ballard Farmers Market Gleaning Volunteers

We need your help to feed our hungry neighbors!

The Market Gleaning is a program for volunteers to collect fresh, local produce from the Ballard Farmers Market vendors and bring it to the Ballard Food Bank for those who need it most. 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 – we’ve already collected more than 4,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank in 2021! And now that spring produce is here, we can use all the help we can get!

We’re always looking for new volunteers to help feed the community while adhering to 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, and we’re flexible with how often you volunteer – even giving your time once a month makes an impact in our community.

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