Food bank to move
With the increase in clients and the most recent sale of their property, the Ballard Food Bank is now looking for a new home.
Since being in a residential area causes some difficulties, the food bank is seeking to move in 2010 or 2011 when the current land owner wants to develop the property.
"We want to stay in the neighborhood but the truth is our location is right in the middle of residential which truly is not the best location," said Nancy McKinney, executive director of the Ballard Food Bank. "Running a business and social services agency is really difficult for everyone."
It is also difficult for the bank when big trucks and deliveries load and unload supplies in an area where streets are built for smaller vehicles.
Hoping to find a place closer to bus lines or out of city neighborhoods, they hope to stay in the Ballard or Interbay area.
"We don't have any followed leads but we do have some ideas. We have a capital campaign called Movin' On Up, who is exploring how much money we need to raise and what that will look like for the food bank and community," said McKinney.
If anyone knows of available property or has any passion for the project contact Nancy McKinney at 789-7800 or visit www.ballardfoodbank.org
Allison Espiritu may be reached at 783-1244 or email@example.com.