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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 Alaskans.



Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference

What would you choose if you didn’t have enough for both rent and food? Or had to pick between transportation and having something to eat? Every month hungry Alaskans are faced with these tough choices.

You can help create an Alaska where no one has to make these choices. It’s easy. When you file for your 2015 PFD, consider a gift to Food Bank of Alaska through Pick.Click.Give. to help the 102,000 Alaskans who worry about their next meal. You can even add a gift after you’ve filed- just look for the “Add or Change” button on the PFD homepage. And this year when you click once, you can give twice thanks to a $25,000 match from Shoreside Petroleum and Petro 49. Help us exceed last year’s total and earn the match!

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.

Canstruction Exhibit & Food Drive

The first major food drive of 2015 brought in 33,788 pounds of canned food. Thank you teams & sponsors! The sculptures were fantastic and the large influx of canned food is coming just in time to restock our food shelves. If you missed the exhibit, check out the photos on facebook and mark your calendar for Fur Rondy 2016. Pictures below show empty shelves at the food bank on March 9th and the bounty of canned goods from the exhibit that just arrived to fill them the same day!


Christmas Food Distribution, GIFT 2014

You gave from the heart. Because of you, we shared groceries for a holiday meal with 3,974 families, 200 more than last year, at Anchorage GIFT, December 15-16. Hundreds of you volunteered to make it happen. Those who went home with food and toys they would not have been able to afford otherwise shared hugs, tears, and grins of appreciation. Just another reason why we love Alaska! Families that still need food over the holidays should call 2-1-1 or check out the Christmas week food distribution calendar of local Anchorage food pantries.

You Blessed Our Neighbors

We are happy to report the total numbers are in and the Valley Blessing Project served 2,171 households and the Anchorage Blessing Project served 7,822 households.

We were able to work with clients like Abigail, a single mom to her three-year-old daughter. This was the first year Abigail reported needing to use this type of food assistance to get through the holiday. Her little one was quick to chime in, “I’m so excited to eat yummy Thanksgiving food!” This event is truly a blessing to all who participate. Thank you to everyone who helped to make it happen. Happy Thanksgiving and many Blessings to you and your families!



Love Alaska with a gift to end hunger

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Potlatch Newsletter Fall 2014

Potlatch is Food Bank of Alaska's annual newsletter. Please enjoy this edition and keep up to date with the latest happenings at Food Bank of Alaska and our community partners.