Food donations are always welcome. Please contact your local food bank or emergency food provider to see what they can accept. Food Bank of Alaska serves agencies across the entire state; CLICK HERE for an explanation of their donation acceptance policies.
Consider a donation of money; through the bulk purchasing power of the Food Bank of Alaska, agencies can often purchase food at an extremely discounted rate. If you receive the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, consider a Pick.Click.Give. donation to your local anti-hunger agency when you file. Please visit the Pick.Click.Give for more information.
Explore Volunteer Options.
Have an idea for a service project – like getting a group together to volunteer each week at a homeless shelter, or starting a community garden? Learn how to turn your volunteer idea into a successful service project using the Corporation for National & Community Service’s do-it-yourself toolkits.
The New York City Coalition Against Hunger has created a great toolkit called Beyond the Food Drive: Ending Hunger Through Citizen Service. It outlines potential anti-hunger volunteer activities, ranging from organizing food drives, to conducting SNAP outreach, to contacting elected officials.
Did you know that helping eligible families obtain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) benefits is one of the best ways to fight hunger? Although the average SNAP benefit dwarfs the amount of food families receive from charities, millions of eligible families fail to receive benefits that dramatically reduce short- and long-term hunger. Escalating demand for food from kitchens and pantries means that many are forced to turn people away, reduce portion size, or close entirely. SNAP benefits help reduce dependence on these struggling agencies.
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