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Ballard Food Bank

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Ballard Food Bank

2015 - 2022


Campaign Services, Development Services, Grant Services, Strategy & Facilitation Services, For Nonprofits


Social Services

Ballard Food Bank’s mission is to bring food and hope to our neighbors…because there can be enough for everyone. To achieve this mission, Ballard Food Bank provides access to nutritious foods and services that support self-sufficiency through our food bank, home delivery, and weekend food for kids program, as well as an emergency financial assistance program. Ballard Food Bank serves northwest Seattle across seven zip codes, all the way up to 145th.

With the lease on their current building ending, the food bank was in need of a new home. To help plan and prepare for the major fundraising required to fund a new space, Ballard Food Bank engaged Ostara to do strategic planning, interim staffing, grant research and execution, talent management, campaign planning, and campaign counsel.

Ostara was able to partner holistically with Ballard Food Bank. From board retreats to the campaign planning study to interim staffing, grant research and management, and campaign counsel, Ostara has been a consistent thought and strategic partner with the food bank. We have also had the privilege of working shoulder-to-shoulder with food bank staff to help ensure that annual fundraising efforts continue to advance while helping to meet critical campaign milestones.

Ballard Food Bank has experienced tremendous growth and continues serving the community through its grocery store-model food bank and resource hub. The food bank also continues its efforts to raise funds for their new home on Leary Ave. Ostara is proud to remain as both a strategy and execution partner with the food bank to help realize their ambitious vision to ensure that all in our community are food secure and have the resources we need to thrive.

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