40 Days of Giving Challenge

For those who are looking for a way to add giving to your Lenten practices, Food Bank of Alaska is offering a daily challenge:

  • Collect 1 food item per day, and deliver your donation to Food Bank of Alaska at the end of Lent (or drop off a few items each week). Download our Reverse Lent Calendar today (includes donation needs, drop off hours, and location); or visit our Food Donation page for additional information.
  • Pledge a dollar amount to donate each day, and submit your pledge x 40 at the end of Lent (submit via mail or online).

Collection will take place during the 40 days of Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday through Holy Thursday (February 14 – March 28, 2021).

Food may be dropped off at our warehouse on weekdays between 8am and 4pm, or left in the donation boxes on the northeast side of the building 24 hours a day, seven days a week (these are checked daily). Please call the Food Donation Coordinator at 907-222-3115

Lent is a Christian tradition that takes place over the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Holy Thursday each year in the Christian calendar. During Lent, Christians are called to commit acts of sacrifice and alms giving that honor the sacrifice they believe Jesus made for them, and help draw them closer to God. Some people choose to fast or “give up” certain luxuries, while others add spiritual discipline, such as reading a daily devotional, praying through a Lenten calendar, or giving to others.