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Food Security Wins

Governor Mike Dunleavy finalized the state budget on June 28th, and we are excited to share some incredible wins for food security! This budget represents a substantial investment in Alaska’s food security and includes:

  • $10 million for statewide food bank and food pantry infrastructure
  • $500,000 to Alaska Farmers Market Association for SNAP/WIC/Senior coupon doubling
  • $600,000 to DEED for Start-up & Expansion of School Breakfast Programs
  • $3 million to DNR for a Food Security Agriculture Incentive Grant Program

The Food Bank of Alaska and our partners have seen unprecedented levels of food insecurity over the last two years in face of a global pandemic, rising costs, economic uncertainty, and supply chain disruptions. These capital budget investments act as a recognition that no Alaskan deserves to be hungry and will allow us to better serve our communities.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Alaska Legislature for including these important items in their budget, and to the Governor for supporting them. The success of these budget requests was made possible with the help of our partners and so many incredible advocates from across the state who participated in legislative meetings, submitted written comments, testified to committees, and engaged in this process. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to end hunger in Alaska!