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 that people can fall off the edge through no mistake of their own. It’s our desire – and our obligation – to share.”

When practicing law Donna realized that for too many people access to food was a daily crisis. Should they buy a bus pass to get to work or buy groceries; a phone to stay safe from domestic violence or dinner for the kids? John also appreciates FBA’s role as a logistics specialist – handling surplus food pickup from groceries and wholesalers and distributing it statewide.

The couple wants everyone to share in having enough. Says Donna, “A meal is the most important gift you can give to family and friends.”

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