Fairbanks Community Food Bank News
Volunteering What is happening nationally and locally? Download this issue to read this story and more!
Annual Report & Newsletter: Includes our Good Happens chart for the past 12 months. Download this issue to read this story and more!
Special Food Box Customer Issue: Includes a listing of Food Box Distribution Churches and Agencies. Download this issue to read this story and more!
Story Highlight: Smiles, Hope and Joy When Things Look Rough: There are many, many stories of courage offered by those we serve, but they don’t usually take the time to tell us HOW they use the food in the food box, and that makes this one special. Download this issue to read this story and more!
Story Highlight: Inspiring Future Leaders: Who is going to steer the boat when the old timers are all gone? Download this issue to read this story and more!
Story Highlight: 56 Board Members Past and Present. Download this issue to read this story and more!
Story Highlight: A Smile and a Can of Chili. Download this issue to read this story and more!
Story Highlight: We believe neighbors can help neighbors... Results of the 'I Wonder If...' mailout. Download this issue to read this story and more!
Story Highlight: Fairbanks is Full of Remarkable Leaders. On December 30, 2012, Dermot Cole of the NewsMiner wrote about the Foundation which was created by Bill Stroecker. Download this issue to read his story.
Story Highlight: Best Job in Alaska. Sometimes, our work experience is best told from real stories, not just statistics.
Story Highlight: As the Fairbanks Community Food Bank prepares to serve 2450 Thanksgiving food boxes, KUAC comes in to see what all the buzz is about.
Alaska Resident Secures $50,000 to Help Fight Childhood Hunger through Walmart's Golden Spark Promotion
Story Highlight: Fairbanks resident secures funds for the Fairbanks Community Food Bank to sustain local backpack programs for children.
Story Highlight: How do our CUSTOMERS feel about the service we provide in this community?
Story Highlight: Special Vounteer Issue
"Talk about leftovers: Walmart donates 1,089 frozen turkeys to Fairbanks Food Bank" Fairbanks Daily News Miner article (Jan 2012)
Story Highlight: "I've never seen this many turkeys in January before," said Food Bank Executive Director Samantha Kirstein, who said the post-holiday months usually are pretty slow for donations.... Read more.
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Winter 2011 Food Bank Harvest Newsletter (PDF, 1.1 MB)
The Winter 2011 newsletter is now available for download
Story Highlight: Neighbors helping Neighbors
Story Highlight: The Food Bank gives much of the food needed to Rescue Mission and Immaculate Conception Church for their Thanksgiving Feeds - including a 40 pound turkey (click here to read the background story on the turkey).
Midnight Sun Martial Arts Raised over 7,500 pounds of food for the Food Bank in their annual food drive! (Nov 2011)
Story Highlight: The students all compete against one another and this year was an all time record! (When weighed in, they had 8314 pounds!!)
Story Highlight: The FCFB is expecting to serve 2000 households on Nov 23rd and we are lacking in turkey, cranberries, and butter.
Fall 2011 Food Bank Harvest Newsletter (PDF, 1 MB)
The Fall 2011 newsletter is now available for download
Story Highlight: Annual Report
Spring 2011 Food Bank Harvest Newsletter (PDF, 2.8 MB)
Story Highlight: Special Volunteer Issue
Fall 2010 Food Bank Harvest Newsletter (PDF, 3 MB)
Story Highlight: Annual Report
Spring 2010 Food Bank Harvest Newsletter (PDF, 2 MB)
Story Highlight: Dear Supporter
Winter 2010 Food Bank Harvest Newsletter (PDF, 4 MB)
Story Highlight: Politics Free Zone - Where Good Things Happen
2008 Annual Report (PDF, 672 k)
Food Bank Grateful for Gardener's Bumper Crop, Director Says August 17, 2004
A local gardener who prefers to be anonymous should be crowned the "Zucchini King."This master gardener has already donated a ton of zucchini this summer to the Fairbanks Community Food Bank. That's a ton as in truckloads of 250 pounds, delivered two times a week for the past month.Read more of "Food Bank Grateful for Gardener's Bumper Crop..."
Students Serve Up Annual Thank You for Volunteers November 27, 2003
On Wednesday morning, 18-year-old David McCauley was doing the mashed potato, not to music but with a wire whisk, whipping up some of the 40 pounds of boiled spuds prepared by students at the Career Education Center.Peeling potatoes, chopping onions, roasting turkeys, serving salad and pouring juice becomes part of the volunteer curriculum for CES students every Thanksgiving.For the past five years, the alternative high school, located above the Fairbanks Community Food Bank, has prepared a holiday meal for Food Bank and community volunteers who hand out Thanksgiving food boxes to those in need.Read more of "Students Serve Up Annual Thank You for Volunteers"...
Turkey Donations Increase November 24, 2003
"We guarantee food to eat," Kirstein said, "but we don't guarantee (whole) turkeys." Many of the turkey donations are half turkeys or turkey pieces. "We also have some wonderful pot roast meals," Kirstein added.For the past few years, 600 food boxes have been put together for the event. Read more of "Turkey Donations Increase"...