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Overcoming Hunger

How one family overcame homelessness to give back

Hunger Through My Eyes

Hunger Through My Eyes is a photo voice project that explores the question “What does hunger really look like?” For this project, food pantry clients – real life experts – were asked to document how hunger impacts their lives and communities through the art of photography. View the full Flickr gallery

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  • How one family overcame homelessness

    ...and gave back. A story told by Kathleen VanVoorhis, Food Bank of Alaska Director of Food Programs. .. Full Story

  • Meet Donna and John

    Both John Letourneau and Donna Goldsmith agree that nothing in life is more basic than food and shelter and that is why supporting Food Bank of Alaska matters to them. “We are keenly aware of how lucky we are,” says Donna. “It happens so easily t.. Full Story

  • Meet Alicia

    “One of the first questions I have. . . I ask point blank, ‘Have you eaten?’” says Attorney Alicia Porter, speaking of her clients. She’s a state conflict attorney for parents in Anchorage and before that served in the state attorney’s office in .. Full Story

  • Meet Timothy

    Many Americans find themselves in tough times, having to make hard choices when the income is less than the bills coming in. Times are particularly hard on some of our veterans who sometimes have to make choices between paying the rent, paying fo.. Full Story

  • Meet Hank

    Hank is one of the volunteers at the Downtown Soup Kitchen, but there was a time when Hank found himself on the other side of the counter. “I’ve been blessed by being able to come here when I needed the help,” said Hank. “Now, I’m able to help gi.. Full Story

  • Meet Edna

    Many of our senior citizens struggle with food insecurities on an ongoing basis. Some seniors not only have to worry about where their next meal would be coming from, but also about where their children and grandchildren’s next meal will be comin.. Full Story

  • Meet Glade

    It’s hard to believe that approximately 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Of that wasted food, 97 percent will end up in landfills across the country. In the meantime, almost 50 million Americans live in food insecur.. Full Story

  • Meet Helen

    Helen and her husband are both veterans. Middle aged, they both have had full careers, but fell on hard times recently and moved back to Alaska in search of work. Not having any luck finding a job, they tried to apply for SNAP benefits, only to f.. Full Story

  • Meet Rogers

    Rogers Brown runs the Boys and Girls Club in Noorvik, where he serves roughly 80 kids lunch each day throughout the summer. Rogers knows the meals he serves takes some stress off of parents and grandparents, because their kids will not go to bed .. Full Story

  • Meet Teresita

    "I was working over at the Post Office. I've been there 20-something years, and I got diagnosed with cancer in 2011. From there, I've been struggling. . .believe me, I'd be out there working if they would let me go back." The sudden loss of a job.. Full Story