Food Bank of Alaska helps neighbors feed neighbors
Sometimes people think that Food Bank of Alaska is a pantry that feeds hungry people directly. We are not. Instead, our programs make it possible for our 300 partner food pantries and soup kitchens all over Alaska to feed their hungry neighbors.
Donated food program
Food Bank of Alaska is a busy warehouse, deploying a fleet of trucks to recover surplus food that would otherwise be disposed of by food industry partners – grocery stores, wholesalers, producers, farmers, and the fishing business. We also collect food donated by community members, and we purchase food in bulk. We then redistribute this food to pantries and meal programs – about 120 partner agencies in the greater Anchorage and Mat-Su service area – who make it available to children, families, and seniors in their neighborhoods.
Mobile Food Pantry
When Food Bank of Alaska receives donated perishable food such as fruits and vegetables, it is often close to the end of its life. Our Mobile Food Pantry distributes this fresh food to families in need while it’s still good. Families especially appreciate having the healthy produce and dairy products that they often can’t afford at the store. Food Bank of Alaska works with nine sponsoring agencies that conduct Mobile Food Pantries at eight convenient locations around Anchorage. We distributed over 1 million pounds of food through the Mobile Food Pantry to 25,780 families in the FY2015.
Rotary 100th Mobile Food Pantry
Anchorage East Rotary helped us get the Mobile Food Pantry started.