Give Food

Every can or box or garden vegetable is a gift of a meal for a child, senior or family who can't count on three healthy meals a day. Food Bank of Alaska distributes food donations from the community and the food industry through our network of pantries and meal programs throughout Alaska. Check here for most needed food items. To check if the food in your cupboard is still safe to eat, visit The Food Marketing Institute's FoodKeeper or the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety page. Both offer online databases and mobile apps. If you're in doubt, please donate the food and our trained volunteers will sort for safety. 


Donate Online Through #GiveHealthy

We know that hunger is a health issue and we want to raise food that will have the most positive nutritional impact for children, families, and seniors in need. 

#GiveHealthy makes this easy! Just select and purchase food online through #GiveHealthy, and they will deliver it directly to Food Bank of Alaska.


Drop Off Food

You can drop off food at Food Bank of Alaska, 2121 Spar Avenue in Anchorage. Please bring your donation into the warehouse from 8 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday and 8 am - 3 pm on Saturday. You can also drop food in our red barrel at Allen & Petersen Cooking & Appliance Centers in Anchorage (3002 Seward Hwy.) and Wasilla (990 S. Hermon Rd.) during their regular business hours. You can also donate food at Midas shops throughout Alaska.


Help Meat the Need

Food Bank of Alaska welcomes gifts of moose, caribou, deer and sheep meat, as well as salmon and halibut.

Hunters who would like to donate should complete the State of Alaska Transfer of Possession Form, deliver their meat to a commercial processor, and notify the Food Donation Coordinator at Food Bank of Alaska, 907-222-3115.

Food Bank of Alaska pays for meat to be processed into 1-pound ground meat packages that are easiest for hungry families to use.

Northern Air Cargo will transport meat to Anchorage from rural locations free of charge (contact: Janet Klatt, jklatt@nac.aero or donations@nac.aero).

*Please note we do not accept shellfish, bear, whale, or seal meat due to health risks.

NOTE: Food Bank of Alaska can distribute only commercially processed meat or other commercially canned items. We cannot accept home canned or home vacuum sealed meat or fish.


 

Food Industry Donors

 

Food Bank of Alaska depends on food industry donors for 65% of the food we distribute. Thank you! If you are a food producer, manufacturer, wholesaler or grocer and would like to learn about donating, please call the Food Donation Coordinator, 222-3115.