Give Food

Every can of soup, box of cereal, or garden vegetable you donate becomes a meal for a child, senior, or family who cannot rely on three healthy meals a day. Your contributions make a significant impact.

To ensure the food in your cupboard is safe to eat, visit The Food Marketing Institute’s FoodKeeper for an online database and mobile app. We accept food past its expiration date; our trained volunteers sort donations to ensure distribution of only healthy and safe items based on USDA standards.

Note: Food Bank of Alaska is not able to accept or distribute medications of any kind.

Drop Off Food

Food can be dropped off at Food Bank of Alaska, located at 2192 Viking Dr in Anchorage. For your convenience, we offer three options:

  1. 24/7 Drop Boxes: Located on the northeast side of the building, accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  2. Business Hours Drop: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, in the main entryway’s donation bins.
  3. Assisted Drop: For large or temperature-sensitive donations, request assistance from our Operations team via the front desk.
Other Donation Sites

Allen & Petersen Cooking & Appliance Centers

Drop non-perishable food in our red barrels during regular business hours.

  • Anchorage: 3002 Seward Hwy
  • Wasilla: 990 S. Hermon Rd

Anchorage Midas Stores

Each store has a bin near the front desk for non-perishable food items.

  • 8100 Old Seward Hwy
  • 711 E Northern Lights Blvd
  • 1255 Bragaw St

Meat the Need

Food Bank of Alaska welcomes donations of moose, caribou, deer, and sheep meat, as well as salmon and halibut. Hunters wishing to donate should:

  • Complete the State of Alaska Transfer of Possession Form.
  • Deliver the meat to a commercial processor.
  • Notify Leo Artola at lartola@foodbankofalaska.org.

Hunters who would like to donate should complete the State of Alaska Transfer of Possession Form, deliver their meat to a commercial processor, and notify Leo Artola at lartola@foodbankofalaska.org.

Food Bank of Alaska processes donated meat into 1-pound ground meat packages for easy distribution. Northern Air Cargo offers free transport of meat from rural locations to Anchorage (contact: Janet Klatt at jklatt@nac.aero or donations@nac.aero).

Please note we do not accept shellfish, bear, whale, or seal meat due to health risks. Only commercially processed meat and other commercially canned items are accepted. We cannot accept home-canned or home-vacuum-sealed meat or fish.

Food Industry Donors 

Food Bank of Alaska depends on food industry donors for 65% of the food we distribute. Thank you! If you are a food producer, manufacturer, wholesaler or grocer and would like to learn about donating, please contact Leo Artola at lartola@foodbankofalaska.org or 907-222-3122.