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. Check here for most needed food items. To research if the food in your cupboard is still safe to eat, visit The Food Marketing Institute’s FoodKeeper which has an online database and mobile app. We accept food past its expiration date so please donate the food and our trained volunteers will sort it to make sure we distribute only food that is healthy and safe to eat based on USDA standards.
Note: Food Bank of Alaska is not able to accept or distribute medications of any kind.
Drop Off Food
You can drop off food at Food Bank of Alaska, 2121 Spar Avenue in Anchorage in the warehouse from 8 am – 4 pm, Monday through Friday. *We are no longer open on Saturday. You can also drop non-perishable dry food in our new exterior donation bin 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (please no glass or liquid products).
Other donation sites: You can drop non-perishable 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
*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.