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Take action to support SNAP (food stamps) today! image

As Congress is debating the future of cuts and changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, we need to show our strong support for the program. Tell Alaska’s Members of Congress that your organization supports SNAP TODAY. Cuts to SNAP would be detrimental for the 85,000 Alaskans on SNAP – including children, seniors, working families, veterans, and more. SNAP is a proven and effective program that is vital to ensuring that struggling Alaskans get the nutrition they need for their health and well-being. While Alaska is experiencing economic hardship, SNAP is a critical resource for families and individuals struggling financially and at risk of going hungry – whether it’s due to losing their job, experiencing a ...

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President’s Budget Proposes Great Harm to Low-Income Alaskans image

Joint Statement from Food Bank of Alaska and the Alaska Food Coalition ANCHORAGE, May 23,  2017 – The president’s FY 2018 budget includes major cuts and harmful changes to the most important nutrition programs for thousands of Alaskans who live in households that have been left behind in the nation’s ongoing economic recovery. The budget proposes $193 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) over 10 years. These cuts – which would slash SNAP by an unprecedented 25 percent – and structural changes will dismantle a proven and effective program that provides a path out of hunger and poverty, and leads to improved diet, learning, productivity, and health. Cuts to SNAP would ...

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AFC Annual Meeting 2017 Travel Scholarships! image

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 ...

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It’s time to renew your AFC Membership for FY17! image

It’s that time of year again – Alaska Food Coalition membership renewal time! First of all, thank you so much for the participation, knowledge, and efforts you contribute to the AFC. I look forward to continuing to work with you in the upcoming year! To renew your membership for FY17 (July 2016 – June 2017), please update your organization’s contact information with the FY 2017 Membership Form. If you have additional people to add to the mailing list, or changes, please email them to me and I will update your profile. Please refer to the chart below if your organizational budget has changed: FY 2017 Dues — Based on Annual Operating Budget Organization Annual Budget Below $100,000 $100,001 to $250,000 ...

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Chosen for the 1st Annual Good Food Org Guide image

The Alaska Food Coalition is excited to be chosen as part of the 1st Annual Good Food Org Guide by the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank!  According to the creators, this guide “highlights nonprofit organizations that are doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice. Congratulations also to our partners Alaska Food Policy Council, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Sitka Local Foods Network, and Kid’s Kitchen for being chosen.

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“Hunger Through My Eyes” comes to Juneau January 27th! image

What does hunger really look like? In the Alaska Food Coalition’s “Hunger Through My Eyes” project, food pantry clients – real life experts – document how hunger impacts their lives and communities using the art of photography. Come meet the participants, see their photos, hear their stories, and engage in discussion on the issue of hunger in Alaska during this interactive meet and greet photo exhibit. Light hors d’oeurves will be served, and beer and wine are available for purchase for those 21 and over.

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