Every can or box or garden vegetable is a gift of a meal for a child, senior or family struggling with hunger. Food Bank of Alaska distributes food donations from the community and the food industry through our network of 100 pantries and meal programs in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. Check here for most needed food items and The Food Marketing Institute's FoodKeeper to learn if the food in your cupboard is still safe to eat. If you're in doubt, please donate the food and our trained volunteers will sort for safety.
Organize a food and fund drive
Food and fund drives can be easy and fun for your family, business, faith community or organization.
Drop off food
You can drop off food any time at Food Bank of Alaska, 2121 Spar Avenue in Anchorage. We welcome produce from
your garden as well as non-perishable food. Please bring your donation into the warehouse from 8 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday and 8 am
- 3 pm on Saturday. We also have an after-hours drop box – no glass, please. 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. In South
Anchorage, you can drop food at Accurate Import Center on Homer Drive south of Dowling. And Midas shops throughout Alaska collect food donations
for their communities.
Food industry donors
Food Bank of Alaska depends on food industry donors for almost 70% 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.
Hunters can fight hunger too
Food Bank of Alaska welcomes gifts of moose, caribou and deer meat. Hunters who would like to donate should complete the State of Alaska Transfer of Possession form. Northern Air Cargo will transport meat to Anchorage from rural locations free of charge (contact: Cheryl Johnson, 249-5127). In Anchorage, you can deliver meat to any commercial processor and notify the Operations Director at Food Bank of Alaska, 222-3108. Food Bank of Alaska pays for the meat to be processed into 1-pound ground meat packages that are easiest for hungry families to use.
NOTE: Food Bank of Alaska can distribute only commercially processed meat or other canned items.