You can help us fight hunger by spreading the word!

Together, we can raise awareness around hunger and the solutions needed to ensure no one goes to bed hungry. We’ve prepared a Hunger Action Toolkit to make spreading the word easy and encourage you to join us!

Throughout the month, you can post the images below with their accompanying text – just one easy way to spread the word about the rising needs in our community and advocate for those who need help.

Follow us on social media at (@cssalaska) during Hunger Action Month to join the fight against hunger!

Post #1


St. Francis House Food Pantry serves an average of 116 households every day. A year ago, this number of visits would’ve meant an extra busy day; now it’s the new normal.

Thank you for stepping up to fight hunger in our community. Together, we can make sure each of our neighbors has a healthy meal and a full stomach.

For more information and to find out how you can help, go to

#hungeractionmonth #catholicsocialservices

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Between the months of January and June of this year, St. Francis House served over 1,077 new households.

That means that since January, 1,077 new households are facing hunger that weren’t experiencing it before. This is a 6% increase from the end of last year.

The cost of food, fuel, and housing has risen quickly this year, which strains everyone’s budgets. For families who are struggling, receiving food support from a pantry like St. Francis House can be the difference between staying housed, stable, and together, or falling into crisis.

Your support can make a world of difference for a family in need, providing full bellies and assurance that help is there when they need it.

To find out more and learn how you can help, go to

#hungeractionmonth #catholicsocialservices

Post #3


The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which usually provides a large portion of the
food we distribute, has dropped by 60% since 2019. The climbing cost of food makes the transition to less TEFAP assistance after the pandemic that much harder.

According to the USDA, it costs an average family of four $132 more to feed a family in 2023 than it did in 2021. The cost-of-living pushes needs higher, and available Federal aid decreases at the same time. We expect this will leave more people needing the food assistance that St. Francis House Food Pantry and other local food banks provide.

To learn more, go to

#hungeractionmonth #catholicsocialservices

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The US Bureau of Labor statistics shares that a basket of common grocery items costs nearly
40% more than it did pre-pandemic in 2020. This leaves more and more of our neighbors relying on St. Francis House and fellow food pantries in the community. When you support St. Francis House, you close the gap for hungry families, so they never have to choose between paying for rent or paying for food, or send their kids to school with empty stomachs. Moreover, your support proves that when challenges arise, our community rises to meet them together. Thank you for fighting hunger and creating hope for our community.

To learn more, go to

#hungeractionmonth #catholicsocialservices

Make your own post!

Help your friends and neighbors understand the importance of Hunger Action Month by sharing what YOU can do with a healthy meal:

  1. Print this sticker and fill in the blank to share what a healthy meal allows you to do each day to raise awareness around hunger in Anchorage.
  2. Tape the sticker on a can of food and take a photo with it.
  3. Post the photo to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #HungerActionMonth. Don’t forget to tag Catholic Social Services! We’re @CSSalaska on both Facebook and Instagram.

We also have a flyer available here for you to print and share with your community to raise awareness about Hunger Action Month and hunger in Alaska.

Here’s two examples from last year to give you some ideas: