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
Your help needed with Neighborhood GIFT
Can you and your friends give some time to volunteer at Neighborhood GIFT in Anchorage Dec. 16
or 17 at Sullivan Arena? Go to www.bethechange907.org
and choose Events to sign up for a shift.
It takes hundreds of volunteers to help families shop for groceries for a festive meal provided
by Food Bank of Alaska and choose gifts collected by Salvation Army for children under 14.
You’ll come away feeling like you’re the one who received a gift. Learn
which day families from your zip code will be served.
Thank you to everyone who showed Alaskans give as good as they get on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3,
donating almost $12,000 to help hungry Alaskans and securing a matching gift from
Once in a Blue Moose
“Bless you, this means I’m going to have Thanksgiving dinner”
A small army of volunteers mobilized by the faith community in partnership with Food Bank of
Alaska provided groceries for a Thanksgiving meal to 10,001 families in Anchorage and Mat-Su
during Thanksgiving Blessing 2013. Anchorage Blessing served 8,038 households, a 7% increase
over 7,497 served last year and close to projections. Valley Blessing helped 1,963 families at
six sites throughout the Mat-Su, down 65 from 2012. Thank you to the thousands of donors and
volunteers who made this joyful event a success!
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