Planning for the AFC Annual Meeting 2017 in Juneau is underway! This year, the meeting will be taking place Monday, February 13th – Wednesday, February 15th, 2017. So far, we have two confirmed VIPs from national partners – Ellen Teller, Director of Government Relations for the Food Research and Action Center, and Michael Ladd, USDA Food and Nutrition Services Tribal Liaison for the Western Region. We want to have a great turnout of AFC members from all over the state. Please spread the word about the meeting of anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates from around the state to any organizations you think would be interested in attending!

The Juneau Travel Scholarship application is extremely easy and quick to fill out, and the deadline for the scholarship is Friday, December 9th COB. Please get yours in ASAP so we can get everyone to Juneau with the cheapest fares possible! If you are unsure if your organization’s AFC dues are current, please call Sarra at 907-222-3103.

Here is a link to fill out the application online: Annual Meeting 2017 Travel Scholarship
OR Download AFC Travel Scholarship Form FY17 and e-mail it to OR send it to:
Alaska Food Coalition c/o Food Bank of Alaska
2121 Spar Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Again, these scholarships are meant to cover airfare to Juneau. Consult with your organization on covering your costs for hotel rooms, and keep in mind that you can share rooms. If you are able to book your room now, do this as soon as you can since the hotel will be at capacity during the time of our meeting. Information on how to book your room is below:

Baranof Westmark Hotel & Conference Center
Reservations information:

By phone: 1-800-544-0970 – Group Name: “The Alaska Food Coalition 2017”
Online: Group code: FOOD2017   Link to Juneau Baranof Westmark
Discount Rate: $151 for a standard room
Date’s: Start Date:  2/12/2017       End Date: 2/15/2017
Block release date: 1/18/2017 
(After this date attendees can book rooms the corporate rate, provided there are rooms available in the hotel)

If you have problems booking online or rooms show unavailable please call the 800 number