September is Hunger Action Month. Hunger Action Month is a time to bring awareness to food insecurity in Alaska, collect food donations, and raise funds to ensure that no Alaskan ever goes hungry.
At our St. Francis House Food Pantry (SFH), we are always thinking of the nearly 100,000 people in Alaska who face hunger on a regular basis.
Since March, we’ve seen a 50% increase in new shoppers. Many of those shoppers are families with children and use other CSS services, like Clare House or Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services (RAIS). Thanks to the support of generous donors, SFH was able to quickly transition to a fast track food pantry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, our Hunger Heroes are tackling hunger head on! Hunger Heroes are donors, volunteers, and staff who stand side by side to fight hunger here in Alaska. In a single week, Hunger Heroes hand out upwards of 300 food boxes to hungry families, and we are expecting that number to increase this fall.
No one should have to choose between housing, food, or basic utilities. Sadly, many people in our community are faced with this concern every day. The food boxes at SFH allow families to pay their rent or gas up their car. This ensures that they continue to have a roof over their head during these uncertain times.
This September, you can be a Hunger Hero! By taking action during Hunger Action Month, you can help us end hunger, one meal at a time. Here is what you can do.
Make a Gift to St. Francis House Food Pantry
St. Francis House Food Pantry is the largest client choice food pantry in the state. You can support our work and help us continue to feed hungry Alaskans by making a donation today.Donate Now
Donate Canned Goods
Help us end hunger by donating canned goods to the SFH Food Pantry. Please note that we cannot accept any opened food items or at home-processed fish/game.Explore SFH Wish List
Host a Food Drive
Consider hosting a food drive and get your community involved in the fight to end hunger! Contact our team by emailing Community Engagement Director Molly Cornish to learn how you can host a food drive and make an impact today.Contact Us