About Food Bank of Alaska

No excuse for hunger

With this core belief and a commitment to preventing good food from being wasted, a small group of Anchorage church and community volunteers organized Food Bank of Alaska in 1979 to serve the entire state.

Our role is unique. Food Bank of Alaska works with food industry partners to salvage food that would otherwise go to waste from grocery stores, wholesalers, producers, farmers, and the fishing industry. We also collect food donated by community members and administer government food programs. With your help last year, we distributed more than 6.8 million pounds – 5.7 million meals – statewide to 300 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, and children’s programs feeding their hungry neighbors.

Currently 1 in 7 Alaskans, including 1 in 5 children, struggles with hunger. Your generosity makes it possible for Food Bank of Alaska to feed hungry children, families and seniors.

A proud member of Feeding America

Food Bank of Alaska’s membership in the country’s largest anti-hunger organization allows us to do more with every $1 of community support. Feeding America maintains food donation agreements with national grocers and food manufacturers – Kroger, Walmart, Safeway, and Nestle, for example – connects us with sources of food to purchase at low prices, holds us accountable for food safety and financial best practices, and provides program and advocacy support.

Watch “The Can” to discover how Food Bank of Alaska saves one can of soup from the garbage and gives it a new chance to become a meal for a hungry child.