How You Can Help
- Monetary donations
- Food donations
Become a Volunteer
It's easy to become a Food Bank volunteer!
Volunteers do great things at the Food Bank! More than 16,700 hours were donated last year. Over 50 volunteer hours are needed each day to help alleviate hunger in our area. Food Bank volunteers sort donations, pack food boxes, and help coordinate and distribute the food relief that we give to our fellow Alaskans to help them through their tough times.
- Sign up using our new online volunteer application form
- Download our printable volunteer application (PDF), fill it out and bring it to the Food Bank.
People of all ages and all levels of ability are welcome. There is plenty of work for everyone and if you cannot lift and carry boxes or stand for long periods of time, there are other tasks that we can use your help with.
Good things happen when everyone contributes a little each year. Some ways that you can help end hunger in the Tanana Valley include:
Volunteer Your Time
Volunteer an hour once a week, once a month or once a year.
Weekend Volunteer Opportunities:
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
CSFP Volunteer Schedule
1st and 4th Saturday each month
10:00 AM Until 12:00 PM
Please call (374-0555) Pam Rothwell in advance to schedule a time to volunteer.
Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program
TEFAP Volunteer Schedule
3rd Saturday each month
Morning: 9:30 AM Until 11:30 AM Pre Packing only.
Afternoon: 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM
Please call 45-SHARE or 374-0555 and speak to Pam Rothwell in advance to schedule a time to volunteer.
Weekday Volunteer Opportunities:
Regular Food Box Program
Monday through Friday
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Please call 452-7761 and speak with Alex in advance to schedule any time during this period to volunteer.
Canned Food Drives
Organize a work place, club or church canned food drive.
Save and recycle clean boxes, plastic bags, egg cartons or paper sacks for food distribution.
Plant a row of fruits or vegetables in your garden and donate the harvest to the Food Bank.
Sportsmen Against Hunger
Donate a portion of meat from your hunt to the Food Bank. To find out more about this program, please visit our Sportsmen Against Hunger page.
Organize a Skip-A-Meal fund raiser at your workplace, club or church.
Help us raise awareness about the number of hungry families and individuals in this community.