Hunger Relief
“I always bring my girls to the pantry. I know they will actually eat it if they pick it out. One loves green beans and the other loves mac & cheese.”- Marie, single mother of two

No one deserves to be hungry. At Catholic Social Services, hunger relief is a priority. Nearly 103,000 Alaskans struggle with hunger, including 1 in 5 children who may not know where their next meal is coming from*.  There are several hunger relief programs throughout the state and in Anchorage, including Catholic Social Services’ St. Francis House Food Pantry.

Providing an emergency supply of food to those in need, St. Francis House Food Pantry operates the largest, client choice food pantry in the state.  St. Francis House serves over 100 families a day providing them with hunger relief.  In 2017, more than 774,119 pounds of food were distributed.

Many of our clients face tough choices like the choice between feeding their family or paying rent, or between buying groceries or paying for needed medications. The pantry offers that extra support needed to fill those gaps and help families make it through the month. Our goal, ending homelessness one person or family at a time, takes the work of several of our programs. Relieving hunger is just one step on the pathway to independence and self-sufficiency.

St. Francis House Food Pantry is a lifeline for many Alaskans in need. Your support will help ease the burden that those in need face when they do not have enough to eat.

You can be a champion for hunger relief.


Support Families in Need

Meet Linda

Linda came to Alaska in 2004, after leaving an abusive marriage. With limited funds, food was scarce. She heard about St. Francis House Food Pantry from a friend. Now, Linda has food, stability and a second chance at life.

Read Linda’s Story


* Source- Food Bank of Alaska