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September is Hunger Action Month!

Food Bank of Alaska invites the public to join the movement to end hunger during Hunger Action Month – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue.

Together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, anti-hunger advocates from across Alaska are working this September to shine a light on the issue of hunger and the people who face hunger in America – including nearly 100,000 here in Alaska.  

Food Bank of Alaska is providing several opportunities for community members to get involved in Hunger Action Month:

Join our Events:

  • Feeding Our Neighbors Food Drive- (September 8th) 
    LDS church volunteers will go door-to-door picking up food in “flyered” neighborhoods. Alternatively, people can drop off food between 10am-2pm at Arctic LDS Chapel (700 W. 46 th Ave.) 
  • Trek Store: Bike & Brew Event- (September 12th 6pm)
    Visit the Trek Store for a H.A.M-themed biking event. Come wearing orange, or a food-themed costume. There will be a brief presentation on hunger and prizes will be given for the best costumes! 

  • Anchorage United Way: Day of Caring Food Drive

    -  (September 14th)
    Drop off food between 10am-5pm at Food Bank of Alaska.

  • Anchorage Chamber of Commerce: Business After Hours- (September 20th)

    Join us at Food Bank of Alaska's warehouse for September's Business After Hours, 5pm - 7pm! This is the perfect stop to learn more about our role in the community and to enjoy some food, refreshments, and networking after work. Make sure to bring your business cards and play Food Bank Bingo to win some great door prizes! *Chamber members are free, non-members $20 entry.

  • Dine Out Against Hunger Event-  (September 20th)  all day. 
    Help support Food Bank of Alaska. Simply dine at one of our participating restaurants,
    who will donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to fight hunger. 

    Current restaurants include: The Lakefront Anchorage, Fat Ptarmigan, Rustic Goat, and Silk Sushi.

Get Social:

  • Take part in our Paper Plate Campaign!

    • Share on social media what you can’t do without adequate nutrition by writing on an empty plate, On an empty stomach, I can’t ______,” and filling in the blank with something you couldn’t achieve without the nutrition needed to thrive.

    • Or share on social media what you can do by writing on an empty plate,
      This month I will _______ to end hunger.

    • These photos can be posted on social media with #HungerActionMonth , @FoodBankofAlaska and @FeedingAmerica to join the conversation.