Food Bank of Alaska believes that no one deserves to be hungry.
Since 1979, we have been securing donated food for nonprofit agencies to distribute to hungry
Thank you, Alaskans! 1,105 of you gave $69,324 through your 2013 PFD and the Pick.Click.Give.
program. Because of you, we can bridge the hunger gap.
Add hope for a hungry Alaskan family to your shopping list on Giving Tuesday, Dec 3. When you
give online to Food Bank of
Alaska on Giving Tuesday, December 3, our friends at
Once in a Blue Moose will add $1,000 to the first $1,000 you give.
Giving Tuesday, started last year, is a remedy for all the "getting" on Black Friday and
Cyber Monday. Share the idea with your friends.
“Bless you, this means I’m going to have Thanksgiving dinner”
A small army of volunteers mobilized by the faith community in partnership with Food Bank of
Alaska provided groceries for a Thanksgiving meal to 10,001 families in Anchorage and Mat-Su
during Thanksgiving Blessing 2013. Anchorage Blessing served 8,038 households, a 7% increase
over 7,497 served last year and close to projections. Valley Blessing helped 1,963 families at
six sites throughout the Mat-Su, down 65 from 2012. Thank you to the thousands of donors and
volunteers who made this joyful event a success!
Your help needed with Neighborhood GIFT
Anchorage Neighborhood GIFT is another community partnership that provides struggling families
with a complete holiday meal and gifts for children up to age 14. This year GIFT distribution is
at one site, the Sullivan Arena. Learn here where which day families from your zip code will be served
– either December 16 or 17 – and how you can help. Volunteer at www.BeTheChange907.org under
Events/Neighborhood GIFT. Help Food Bank of Alaska with funds to provide all the food for a
holiday dinner for an estimated 5,000 families by choosing Donate Now.
Holding a food drive? Most needed items
Families with limited financial resources often have fresh fruits and vegetables at the bottom
of their list because they are expensive. They end up buying highly cheap, highly processed
foods that are high in calories but are low in nutrition. Help supplement restricted choices
choices by selecting healthy and nutritious foods. Here is a list of
most needed items. Find more information about holding a food drive on our
food drive page.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Bear Tooth for the Alaska Food Film Fest. Film goers
filled four barrels of food and donations have continued to come in over the course of the week.
Thank you! If you missed A Place at the Table and would still like to see it, keep an
eye out for showings in September during Hunger Action Month.