Anchorage Restaurant Week: A Feast for a Cause During Hunger Action Month

As soon as the crisp fall air sweeps across Anchorage, the city will prepare for a culinary celebration with a purpose: Anchorage Restaurant Week, formerly known as Dine Out Against Hunger. This exciting event, taking place September 23-28, invites food enthusiasts to indulge in delicious meals from our vibrant restaurant scene while supporting a crucial cause—combating food insecurity in Alaska. … Read More

Matson’s Generous Support of the Food Bank of Alaska

Four Matson employees wearing blue jackets and baseball hats walking along the coastal trail in early spring with trash pick-up bags and a dog. Turnagain Arm in the background and a bare trees in the foreground.

Matson’s Generous Support in 2023: Partnering with the Food Bank of Alaska to Feed Alaskans The Food Bank of Alaska is profoundly grateful for Matson’s unwavering support. In 2023, Matson significantly increased its community contributions, donating $8.7 million to 738 charitable organizations. Of this, $2.5 million was dedicated to Food Security programs, highlighting their commitment to fighting hunger. In 2023, … Read More

Disney-themed magical creations come to life at Anchorage CANstruction

Check out awesome creations on display right now at the Dimond Mall in Anchorage. Design and architect companies built them using only canned goods. The contest called Anchorage CANstruction has been going on for 15 years and this year, the theme as is Disney! One team even built Olaf from Frozen out of cans. You can check out this year’s entries at … Read More

As Alaska pays millions to fix food stamp backlog, lawmakers suggest systemic fixes

A pair of bills before lawmakers would make systemic changes to the way the state’s food stamp program processes applications and could expand access to food aid for Alaskans. The legislation comes after more than a year of extreme delays in food stamp distribution across the state that have left thousands of vulnerable Alaskans without aid for months at a … Read More

40 Days of Giving Challenge

What is the “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: How To Participate: 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 … Read More

Bill would relax food stamp income eligibility requirements for Alaskans

Alaska senators gathered public testimony Tuesday in Juneau on a bill that would relax certain eligibility requirements for receiving federal food assistance, including increasing the income limit and doing away with an asset test. If passed, the household income requirements for SNAP food benefits would increase from 130% of the federal poverty guideline to 200%, a move that many other … Read More