In Alaska, 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 6 children experience hunger daily. At Catholic Social Services, our St. Francis House Food Pantry provides food for those in need, distributing over 40,000 lbs. to over 1,100 families per month.

During this season of Lent (March 2 – April 14), we are asking you for help in meeting the need by gathering 40,000 lbs of food to give to hungry families!

Join Our Friendly Competition

To help drive us toward our 40,000 lb goal, we are hosting a friendly competition to see which group donates the most food* over the 40 days of Lent!

Drop donations off at 3710 E 20th Ave, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. (You can still donate even if you don’t want to participate in the competition.)

Each week we will update the status of the drive on social media and weekly parish announcements.

If you have any questions, reach out to Molly Cornish at mcornish@cssalaska.org 907-310-7190. If you would like to share this announcement with others, you can download the flyer here.

*Please only donate unopened, individually packaged food items. Unfortunately, we cannot count bulk food items or bottled water toward your total pounds for the contest. Thank you for your understanding!