The Fairbanks Community Food Bank is the largest food bank facility in Alaska. We collect local surplus food and give it to people who need it, and also distribute USDA food through two programs, TEFAP and CSFP. Last year the food bank collected over 2 million pounds of local surplus food and distributed that food throughout Interior Alaska. Our primary focus is the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the Tanana Valley, road connected villages in Interior Alaska, and we also work through 40 Tanana Chiefs Conference villages for USDA products. The primary purpose of this food bank is to salvage, recycle and provide an organized facility for our Interior communities to SHARE their resources.
The prices shown are only representations. Actual food costs vary greatly. We purchase less than 5% of the food we need for distribution, primarily depending on the communities we serve to SHARE their resources, but there are costs associated with maintaining vehicles and a warehouse to collect and store the food.
It is our vision that no child in Interior Alaska goes to bed hungry. The money you spend above will be put towards realizing that vision: either with food purchases or through paying general operation costs.