News & Events

  • 2017 Anchorage Neighborhood Gift

    Join us for our favorite days of the year: December 13th and 14th, 12 - 7 pm To our volunteers and donors: We appreciate everything you do to make the holidays possible for thousands of Anchorage community members. Two of our favorite days of the year are GIFT. Food Bank of Alaska is distributing a..

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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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