Every soup can or cereal box or garden vegetable is a gift of a meal for a child, senior or family who can’t count on three healthy meals a day. Check here for our healthy food items list. To research if the food in your cupboard is still safe to eat, visit The Food Marketing Institute’s FoodKeeper which has an online database and mobile app. We accept food past its expiration date so please donate the food and our trained volunteers will sort it to make sure we distribute only food that is healthy and safe to eat 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 Drive in Anchorage. For your convenience, we have three options:
1) In the safe drop boxes on the northeast side of the building 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
2) During business hours from 8 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday, in the main entryway’s red donation bins.
3) Request assistance from Operations via the front desk for very large and/or temperature-sensitive donations.
Other donation sites: You can drop non-perishable food in our red barrel at Allen & Petersen Cooking & Appliance Centers in Anchorage (3002 Seward Hwy.) and Wasilla (990 S. Hermon Rd.) during their regular business hours. You can also drop food at any Midas store in Anchorage. Each store has a bin located near their front desk which you can place nonperishable food items in. Locations include 8100 Old Seward Hwy, 711 E Northern Lights Blvd, 1255 Bragaw St.
Help Meat the Need
Food Bank of Alaska welcomes gifts of moose, caribou, deer and sheep meat, as well as salmon and halibut.
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 the Food Donation Coordinator at Food Bank of Alaska, 907-222-3115.
Food Bank of Alaska pays for meat to be processed into 1-pound ground meat packages that are easiest for hungry families to use.
*Please note we do not accept shellfish, bear, whale, or seal meat due to health risks.
NOTE: Food Bank of Alaska can distribute only commercially processed meat or other commercially canned items. 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 call the Food Donation Coordinator, 907-222-3115.