Food Bank of Alaska

Food Bank of Alaska

Hope for the Future
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Nancy training for her new job in the hospitality industry.
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Nancy's world was turned upside down in 2019 when her 20-year marriage ended tragically. She quickly found herself without housing and was famished and unsure where to find support. "Those were some of the scariest moments of my life," she reflected. "I was alone, with no one to turn to, no money, and I was so hungry." She decided to visit food pantries for groceries and hot meals. For a year she continued to visit pantries for food, warmth, and encouragement. "They made me feel like I was a real person again," she explained. "Which, in turn, gave me back my fight." She eventually secured housing and landed a job as a restaurant manager. However, she still often struggles to buy food and pay her bills, so she occasionally turns back to food pantries for groceries. “I will always be eternally grateful that Food Bank of Alaska was the hand that I needed to pull me out of the water when I was drowning,” she said.

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Our mission: Food Bank of Alaska is dedicated to eliminating hunger in Alaska by obtaining and providing food to partner agencies feeding hungry people and through anti-hunger leadership. We believe that no Alaskan deserves to be hungry. Last year we distributed 11,073,479 lbs of food including 1,553,679 pounds through our Mobile Food Pantry program. 25,200 food boxes packaged by our volunteers for our Alaskan seniors across the state. 18,360 hours worked by 1,142 volunteers. 8,282 families served at Thanksgiving Blessing. 57,129 meals served through our Summer Food Service Program.

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