56% of families seeking food help
have unpaid medical bills

Organize a Food Drive

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are not accepting new food drive registrations at this time, however you may drop off food donations to our warehouse during normal business hours, M-F 8:00-4:30pm.

Alaskans come together to meet a community need

You can help to keep Food Bank of Alaska’s shelves stocked with a variety of nutritious foods by organizing a food drive. Food drives are important year-round and especially so in spring and summer when donations are low.

Plan a drive to collect food. Please note we only accept donations of non-perishable food from food drives. Please review our healthy donation list below for ideas on what we need most.

Here’s how:

  1. Register your drive. Please fill out this form to let us know about your food drive. We have food drive barrels to lend and can give you tips on how to make your drive a success. Please contact Mark Redmon, Food Donation Coordinator at 222-3115, mredmon@foodbankofalaska.org, if you have questions.
  2. Hold your food drive. Now is your chance to get your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors involved. Every 1.2 pounds of food you collect is the equivalent of a meal for one person. We also welcome monetary gifts you raise during a food drive – with every $1 of your support, you help distribute 3 meals.                
  3. Deliver your donations to Food Bank of Alaska’s Warehouse. Dropping off your food helps to maximize the value of your donation and keeps our trucks out on the road collecting food from the food industry and delivering food to families through our Mobile Food Pantry. If you have collected 5 or more barrels and cannot deliver it, please contact the Food Donation Coordinator at 222-3115 or email mredmon@foodbankofalaska.org to arrange for pick-up assistance.