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Food Bank Day at the Tanana Valley State Fair

Many generous Fairbanksans attend Food Bank Day at the Tanana Valley State Fair each year and donate food to help feed the hungry. Free admission is offered in exchange for four cans of food.

In 2003 we collected 800 banana boxes of food totaling 55,300 pounds!  At the end of the day we had 5 TONS more than last year's record-breaking event.  This is THE single largest canned food drive in the history of the Food Bank.

A small army of hardworking volunteers also give their time and energy and help collect the donations and transport them to the Food Bank's facility. Every helping hand makes a huge difference.

In 2003 168th Air National Guard provided 75 volunteers, Design Alaska provided 20, and we had many, many more caring individuals who made our record-breaking canned food drive possible.

The Food Bank thanks everyone who donated food and volunteered to make this year's Food Bank Day such a huge success. Thank you Fairbanks!

Jack Wilbur
In 2003, Jack Wilbur, owner of Design Alaska, provided over 20 volunteers to help collect donations on Food Bank Day.
Truckload of donated food.
We collected 800 banana boxes of food totaling 55,300 pounds - that's 5 tons more than last year's record-breaking event.

 

 

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