We welcome any type of food donation to help feed the hungry in the Tanana Valley!

Canned goods?  Boxed goods?  Perishable?  Easy to open?  There are so many news articles out there about what food banks Do and DO NOT need!!  WHAT DOES THE  Fairbanks Community Food Bank NEED?? 

Each Food Bank is different. Some focus on homeless, some on USDA Commodities... At this Food Bank we supply food to families and individuals in need (so food you would want in your own kitchen): infants (formula is a great gift), young kids (easy to open and prepare), and teens and adults who have cooking facilities. We also serve agencies who serve the homeless (like Fairbanks Rescue Mission and Breadline Stone Soup).

In other words, everything!  We will gladly accept AND USE every gift. Canned and boxed goods, perishable, easy to open, items that require tools to open (like a can opener), meal helpers (pasta, hamburger meat, etc.), game you harvest (moose, salmon, etc.)....

If in doubt, bring it in!  We have several ways we serve this community, so there is no food we cannot use.

What are we lowest on today?  Boxed goods like instant oatmeal, granola bars, cereal, etc. and canned goods like soup, chili, and so forth.

We genuinely THANK YOU for each and every gift. We WILL use it!

Right now we are shortest on:

  • Boxed pastas
  • Cereal / instant Oatmeal
  • Granola Bars
  • Dried milk
  • Canned goods
  • Snack foods
  • Ready-to-eat individual sized meals
  • Fruit Cups

Donation hours:

  • Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday from 9am to 2pm

Companies and individuals that donate food items are protected from liability by the Good Samaritan Act.

In addition to food donations, we also ask for items needed to pack food boxes such as:

  • Plastic bags (grocery sack and produce sack size) 
  • Clean boxes 
  • Egg cartons 
  • Paper sacks