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How You Can Help

  • Monetary donations
  • Food donations
  • Volunteer

 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.

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 (457-4273) Wendy Carpenter 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 457-4273 and speak to Wendy Carpenter in advance to schedule a time to volunteer.

Weekday Volunteer Opportunities:
Emergency Food Box Program

Monday through Friday
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Please call 457-4273 and speak with Wendy or Rebecca in advance 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.


Organize a Skip-A-Meal fund raiser at your workplace, club or church.

Raise Awareness

Help us raise awareness about the number of hungry families and individuals in this community.