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
Food Bank of Alaska and other organizations feed hungry kids this summer
When school is out for summer vacation, 36,000 children in Alaska lose access to free and reduced
-price meals they receive during the school year. Food Bank of Alaska with almost 50 rural sites,
along with other organizations around the state, is helping to fill this gap with nutritious
meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.
Parents can find a summer meal program for their children by searching for the website
Summer Food Rocks
and entering their zip code. Information is also available at 1-866-3-HUNGRY,
by dialing 2-1-1, or by texting ‘FOOD’ to 877-877.
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 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
Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
Were you one of the 1,350 Alaskans who made a pledge to feeding hungry Alaskans when you filed
for your PFD? If so, thank you! You helped us earn matching donations from Shoreside Petroleum
and Petro 49. You can still add a gift through August 31. Just choose the green “Add or Change
Your Pick.Click.Give Donation” button at pfd.alaska.gov.
2014 Annual Report on Ending Hunger
We are proud of the work that we do and pleased to share our 2014 Annual Report
Please take a moment to see what your support helps make possible in our great state. Thank you!
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!
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.