Food Bank of Alaska believes that no one deserves to be hungry.
Since 1979, we have been securing donated food for nonprofit agencies to distribute to hungry
Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
What would you choose if you didn’t have enough for both rent and food? Every month hungry
Alaskans are faced with tough choices– 53% report choosing between rent and food, 64% between
dinner and transportation, and 56% decide between medicine and meals.
You can help create an Alaska where no one has to make these choices.
It’s easy. When you
file for your 2015 PFD, consider a gift to Food Bank of Alaska through Pick.Click.Give.
Help us earn a $25,000 match from Shoreside Petroleum and Petro 49. You’ll also be entered to
win the Double Your Dividend Sweepstakes when you check the box to share your name. Details at
Christmas Food Distribution, GIFT 2014
You gave from the
heart. Because of you, we shared groceries for a holiday meal with 3,974 families, 200 more
than last year, at Anchorage GIFT, December 15-16. Hundreds of you volunteered to make it happen.
Those who went home with food and toys they would not have been able to afford otherwise shared
hugs, tears, and grins of appreciation. Just another reason why we love Alaska! Families that
still need food over the holidays should call 2-1-1 or check out the
Christmas week food distribution calendar
of local Anchorage food pantries.
You Blessed Our Neighbors
We are happy to report the total numbers are in and the Valley Blessing Project served 2,171
households and the Anchorage Blessing Project served 7,822 households.
We were able to work with clients like Abigail, a single mom to her three-year-old daughter.
This was the first year Abigail reported needing to use this type of food assistance to get
through the holiday. Her little one was quick to chime in, “I’m so excited to eat yummy
Thanksgiving food!” This event is truly a blessing to all who participate. Thank you to everyone
who helped to make it happen. Happy Thanksgiving and many Blessings to you and your families!
Holding a food drive? Most needed items
Families with limited financial resources often have fresh fruits and vegetables at the bottom
of their list because they are expensive. They end up buying highly cheap, highly processed
foods that are high in calories but are low in nutrition. Help supplement restricted choices
choices by selecting healthy and nutritious foods. Here is a list of
most needed items
. Find more information about holding a food drive on our
food drive page
Love Alaska with a gift to end hunger
Be inspired by what former State Senator Arliss Sturgulewski says about why Food Bank of Alaska
matters to her.
Potlatch Newsletter Fall 2014
Food Bank of Alaska's annual newsletter. Please enjoy this edition and keep up to date with the latest
happenings at Food Bank of Alaska and our community partners.