Bakery Gleaning 2022 Report

Our SB Bakery Gleaning Team did amazing work in 2022!

Volunteers: We had an average of 10 volunteers participating in the project each month. 

Number of volunteer hours logged 348-516 (each pick-up/delivery takes between 1-1.5 hours). This is an average of 26-40 hours per month.

We are grateful for the generosity of our Participating donors: year round Tall Grass Bakery, and Mighty-O donuts. Also, Cafe Besalu (Jan-Sept).


Tall Grass Bakery averages about 4- 50# flour bags per pick up, and there are 4 pick ups per week. (Sun, Wed, Thurs, Fri). That’s a minimum of 832 bags of bread for 2022!

Mighty-O averages 5-10 boxes per pickup, and there are 2 pick ups per week. (Sun, Wed)  With at least 520 boxes of donuts for a total of over 6,240 delicious organic donuts.

Cafe Besalu gives left over pastries to Tall Grass for our Sustainable Ballard Bakery Gleaning volunteers to pick up when they have any.

Community members served:

St. Luke’s Edible Hope program serves a hot morning meal M-F. (Baked goods delivered M,Th,F) any additional baked goods are distributed 2-3 times per month to the following organizations: Interbay Tiny House Village, Ballard Senior Center, and Ballard Food Bank. In this manner we make sure this amazing amount of food is channeled by our neighbors to a program(s) that supports our neighbors! We look forward to gathering, distributing, and engaging even more in 2023. To join the effort please contact Chris.