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 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,
or call (907) 272-3663 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 product that has not reached
- Fresh produce and frozen foods.
- Dairy and juice that have usable shelf life per
- Excess inventory from promotions, seasonal merchandise,
and national or private-label products.
- Excess food products from trade shows.
We cannot accept:
Safety and Liability
- Product that has been thawed.
- Product removed from its original packaging.
- Repackaged or opened product.
- Prepared food that has been exposed to public
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.
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.