Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no in person events are scheduled at this time. Our programs are open and we continue to serve those in need by providing food, shelter, and housing.

Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month, a month recognized around the nation as a time to raise awareness of food insecurity. Right here in Alaska, nearly 100,000 face hunger on a regular basis. This September, be a Hunger Hero and join us in the fight to end hunger, one meal at a time.

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Urban Harvest: Growing and Cooking with Grow North Farms

Grow North Farm is hosting an Urban Harvest class with the Anchorage Museum on September 15th! Sign up with the link below to register for an in-person or virtual tour of Grow North Farm and learn how we prepare the farm for winter. Following the tour, there will be a cooking demonstration for one of the recipes in the upcoming RAIS cookbook. You can preorder a cookbook and your weekly farm box through the registration form. See you out there! https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/visit/calendar/details/?id=60349

Farmer’s Market and Hot Food Vendors at Grow North Farms

Celebrate Welcoming Week with Grow North Farm on September 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! Grow North Farm is an urban farm with over 20 neighborhood farmers with refugee and immigrant backgrounds from Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, South Sudan, Somali, the DRC, and Mexico. Stop by the farm stand and purchase fresh Alaskan grown vegetables and then eat dinner globally with hot food vendors on site.

Want to support the farm and Welcoming Week but also want to socially distance? Order a Weekly Farm Box between September 10, 2020 – September 14, 2020 for curbside pick-up on Thursday, September 17, 2020. https://www.cssalaska.org/our-programs/refugee-assistance-immigration-services/weekly-farm-box/

Thanks and hope to see both of you there!

Welcoming Week

September 12th – 20th is Welcoming Week. Welcoming Week is a nationwide effort to make communities a more welcoming place for all. Communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.