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Donate Food

Our warehouse is open to receive food at:
2121 Spar Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
8am - 4pm - Monday through Friday
9am - Noon - Saturday (by appointment only)

If you are unable to make it to our warehouse, please click here for a list of other food donation drop-off locations.

Food Drives
Food drives are the most effective way for groups to gather food donations. Please see information about food drives here and fill out a food drive registration form and email it to our Food Resources Manager, Albert Lindsey or call (907) 222-3115 for more information.

Food Industry Support
Food Bank of Alaska accepts product from wholesalers, brokers, retailers, farmers, and transportation companies.

We can accept:
  • Shelf-stable products.
  • Fresh produce and frozen foods.
  • Dairy and juice that have usable shelf life per the manufacturer.
  • Excess inventory from promotions, seasonal merchandise, and national or private-label products.
  • Excess food products from trade shows.

We cannot accept:

  • Product that has been thawed.
  • Product removed from its original packaging.
  • Repackaged or opened product.
  • Prepared food that has been exposed to public self-service.
Safety and Liability
Food Bank of Alaska handles all food donations in compliance with food safety handling procedures. We have refrigerator and freezer facilities, and trucks to safely handle chill and frozen items. We check every item that enters Food Bank of Alaska to ensure it is wholesome before distribution.

The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act, signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, releases all food donors from liability if the product was given in good faith at the time of donation.

Business Tax Deduction
Food Bank of Alaska provides a receipt for all donations and maintains industry standard inventory procedures. The 1976 Tax Reform Act allows the business to deduct costs associated with donating food to nonprofit organizations such as Food Bank of Alaska. Visit the IRS website for more information on tax deductions for charitable donations.