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.
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!