News & Events

  • Senate Passes Farm Bill

    Bill protects food assistance for low-income Alaskans, rejects cuts to the SNAP program June 28, 2018 Statement attributed to Jim Baldwin, Chief Executive Officer, Food Bank of Alaska The overwhelmingly bipartisan vote today in favor of the Senate farm bill demonstrates that a farm bill that protects food assistan..

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  • Plant a Row with Alaska Mill and Feed

    Join us on Saturday, May 19th, from 11am-3pm to launch the 5th annual Plant A Row for the Hungry program, Growing Goodness in Your Garden. Bring your family together by growing fresh vegetables in your own back yard, patio, or community garden. Sign up to participate in the 2018 Plant A Row program (PAR), and you’l..

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  • National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive

    Leave non-perishable food in a bag by your mailbox Saturday, May 12, and local postal workers will whisk it away as they make their deliveries throughout the day Saturday. Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their p..

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  • Scouting for Food

    2018 Scouting for Food takes place on April 14th! Everyone is invited to take part in the annual Scouting for Food drive Saturday, April 14, from 10:30am to 4pm at Fred Meyer stores in Anchorage (Northern Lights, Dimond, Muldoon and Abbott locations), Eagle River, the Mat-Su Valley and Soldotna. Boy Scouts will be colle..

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  • Learn about summer meals programs

    We created this video to show Food Bank of Alaska's work in communities across the state through efforts like the summer meals program. Videographer Brant Olson (http://www.brantolsonvisuals.com/) traveled to Golovin, a village of almost 200 people about 60 miles east of Nome, to hear what elders, teachers, and kids had..

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  • Double your Pick.Click.Give

    With your donation, Food Bank of Alaska serves almost 100,000 meals to kids each year through summer, after-school, and in-school programs.   When you apply for your PFD this year, don't forget to give back to the nonprofits that keep Alaska healthy and active. Your supp..

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  • Proposed House Farm Bill would be devastating for Alaska's economy

    Food Bank of Alaska opposes proposed cuts Anti-hunger advocates in Alaska stand strong against the harmful cuts and changes to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) proposed in the draft 2018 Farm Bill put forth by the House Agriculture Committee. Following this release, Jim Bal..

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  • Groceries to Ski Trails

    The Ripple Effects of Giving Back by Sarah Glaser I met Max when he was volunteering for Hatcher Alpine Xperience (https://www.skihatcherpass.org/) last fall. I was tabling on behalf of Food Bank of Alaska, and when Max and I struck up a conversation he told me how important food pantries had been to him years ..

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  • Pick.Click.Give for a healthy, active life.

    With your donation, Food Bank of Alaska serves almost 100,000 meals to kids each year through summer, after-school, and in-school programs.   When you apply for your PFD this year, don't forget to give back to the nonprofits that keep Alaska healthy and active. Your support of Food Bank of Alaska ..

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  • 2017 Anchorage Neighborhood Gift

    Anchorage Neighborhood GIFT was a huge success! The Salvation Army, Marine Toys for Tots and Food Bank of Alaska, with amazing volunteers, donors, and staff distributed toys and meals to more than 3,500 families. We're so proud of all the work that made this event possible. KTVA's story (http://www.ktva.com/st..

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  • Many hands and hearts fed 10,000 families

    Donors, volunteers, the faith-based community, sponsors, and Food Bank of Alaska came together to celebrate Thanksgiving by providing nearly 10,000 families with nutritious meals for the holiday. Having groceries meant these hard-pressed families in Anchorage and Mat-Su Valley had one less thing to worry about. One..

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  • SNAP Works for Alaska, By Sarra Khlifi

    Imagine putting together a healthy, nutritious meal for yourself with $1.97. That is the amount per meal most Alaskans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have to help put food on their table. It is a lifeline for people to cover part of their grocery bill every month so they have more money left..

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  • Some old solutions still work: helping people buy food with SNAP

    Excerpt from original article by Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media: Researchers say one of the most effective ways to fight hunger in every state is also one of the oldest: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. (https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap) “Any co..

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  • How declining wages force working Alaskans to seek free leftover food

    Excerpt from Alaska Dispatch News article by Charles Wohlforth: Occasionally I have to put off paying a bill, but I've never had trouble buying food for my family. On a recent Saturday afternoon, I met a lot of Anchorage neighbors who do. The Anchorage East Rotary Club invited me to its Mobile Food Pantry givea..

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  • Virtual Food Drive 2017

    Food Bank of Alaska now has a new way for you to be involved, thanks to First National Bank Alaska! You can fill plates for your neighbors struggling with hunger through our Virtual Food Drive (http://www.foodbankofalaska.org/ways-to-give/food-drives). Create a virtual food drive team (this can add value to an..

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  • Solutions for Food Insecurity

    Did you have enough to eat this month? Did your neighbor? About 13 percent of Alaskans are food insecure — many of them are children or elderly (http://www.foodbankofalaska.org/hunger-in-alaska/facts). But there are ways to help solve this problem. Join us on Talk of Alaska as we discuss the Supplemental Nutri..

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  • Thank You, Hunger Is - 69,000 Kids' Breakfasts

    Kids need breakfast every day, and last year a generous grant from Hunger Is turned into almost 69,000 breakfasts for Alaskan children and teenagers. Thank you! Hunger Is () is a joint charitable program of the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). Food Bank of Alaska worked wi..

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