23% of Alaskans seeking food help
have a veteran in their household.

Ways To Give

Fill plates, nourish communities

When you give money, food or time or raise your voice in the cause to end hunger, you fill plates for struggling children, families, and seniors and give them a chance for a better future. With just a $25 donation, you help Food Bank of Alaska acquire 75 meals, almost enough to feed a family of three for a week.


We take our responsibility seriously to be the best stewards of the resources you entrust to us. We will use your gifts wisely to further our mission of putting food on the table for children and families. You are welcome to review our most recent annual report, audit, code of ethics and nondiscrimination policies here. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Di Grappa, Chief of Philanthropy and Community Relations at 907-222-3102 or by email at jdigrappa@foodbankofalaska.org

Choose what works for you

Make a donation over the phone or online
To make a donation over the phone, please call Development Assistant, Shelly Schmitt at 907-222-3114. To make a donation online, click here.

Will your employer match your gift? You may be able to double your donation and provide twice as many meals through a matching gift program. Even if you’ve retired, you may still be able to take advantage of these programs. Please use development@foodbankofalaska.org if you are submitting a request through your company.

Become a sustaining donor
When you give monthly, you fill plates for struggling Alaska families all year round. Knowing we can count on your gift makes planning easier for us and saves costs. You can update or end your gift at any time.

Remember or honor someone who matters to you
Recognize someone’s special event or memorialize a loved one who has passed away with a gift to end hunger. We will notify the family or person you are honoring of your gift at your request.


You can make a secure donation from your PayPal account.
1. Log in to PayPal.
2. Hit Send and Request tab at top.
3. Go to Send and receive donations on right.
4. Type in Food Bank of Alaska.
5. Select Food Bank of Alaska and hit Donate.

Mail your donation
You can also mail a check to Food Bank of Alaska, 2192 Viking Drive, Anchorage, AK 99501.


Give from your IRA

Make a difference today and save on taxes. It is possible when you support Food Bank of Alaska through your IRA.

You can give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000) per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as Food Bank of Alaska without having to pay income taxes on the money. Gifts of any value $100,000 or less are eligible for this benefit and you can feel good knowing that you are making a difference at FBA. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.

Why Consider This Gift?

  • Your gift will be put to use today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making.
  • Beginning in the year you turn 72, you can use your gift to satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution (RMD).
  • You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.
  • Since the gift doesn’t count as income, it can reduce your annual income level. This may help lower your Medicare premiums and decrease the amount of Social Security that is subject to tax.

Next Steps

  • Connect with your retirement provider
  • Contact Jenny Di Grappa, jdigrappa@foodbankofalaska.org or 907-222-3102 to discuss using your IRA to support FBA and our mission.
  • To include FBA in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID. Please let us know of your gift (many retirement providers assume no responsibility for letting nonprofits know of your intentions so your goals won’t be honored). Food Bank of Alaska, Inc. 2192 Viking Drive Anchorage, AK 99501. Tax ID: 92-0073175

Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

A DAF is a centralized vehicle for charitable giving that makes it easy for donors to dedicate funds to support nonprofit organizations. It also provides an operationally convenient and tax-efficient method for donors to manage their charitable giving.

With a DAF, individuals, families, and businesses make an irrevocable gift to a public charity that sponsors a donor-advised fund program, and may take an immediate tax deduction. Donors can then recommend grants over time to IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) public charities including Food Bank of Alaska. Most DAFs accept donations of long-term appreciated securities and other assets, and donors can advise how the funds are invested, which could potentially allow tax-free growth, and could result in more money for your charity.


Show how you love Alaska with a gift from your Permanent Fund Dividend to end hunger. Choose to Pick.Click.Give. when you file for your PFD. *You can update your pledge through August 31st.

Call our Chief of Philanthropy and Community Relations, Jenny Di Grappa, at 907-222-3102 or email jdigrappa@foodbankofalaska.org. to request our securities donation form.

Leave a legacy

Would you like to make a gift to Food Bank of Alaska in your will? Find out how easy it is to leave a legacy of feeding Alaska’s children, families, and seniors. Learn more

Other easy ways to give

You can give when you shop, donate when you run, and more. Learn more



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Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have certain rights that are listed in the Donor Bill of Rights.

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