Saint Francis House Food Pantry (SFH) is one of the largest food pantries in the state of Alaska, providing emergency food assistance for an average of 116 families per day. The food distributed through St. Francis House Food Pantry comes from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), Food Bank of Alaska, and many generous individuals and local grocery stores. SFH serves any adult or family seeking food assistance and can serve as a gateway point for many people to connect to other resources. We are open 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Monday – Thursday and 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
In 2022, Saint Francis House distributed an estimated 819,978 pounds of food, serving on average 924 households per month.
Get Help from Saint Francis House Food Pantry
Everyone is welcome at St. Francis House Food Pantry – No appointment needed, simply come during open hours with ID and at least 30 minutes of free time, up to twice a month. If you’d like to know more about our procedure for drive thru/walk up services, please click here to see our map.
To get a head start on receiving your food box, please complete the Saint Francis House Application below. This application gives you access to the Saint Francis House food pantry’s donated food program, which is available to all clients who wish to access this service regardless of income, age, or level of need. To qualify or recertify for the TEFAP federal food assistance program, please complete the back side of the form. TEFAP services have an income threshold. Please note that none of our programs require any religious affiliation. You may also fill out this application during your first visit.SFH Application
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month
Food boxes contain various items from the following categories: fresh produce, breakfast foods, pasta or rice, dry and canned proteins, frozen meats, canned vegetables and fruit, bread, sweets, canned soups, ready-made meals, TEFAP commodities.
Help for seniors: Saint Francis House Food Pantry also distributes senior nutrition boxes for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). CSFP is a program that provides extra assistance to clients who are aged 60+, which requires a separate application.CSFP Program Application
Saint Francis House Food Pantry provides:
- Saint Francis House Food Pantry food boxes
- Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) senior nutrition boxes
- Vouchers for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
- Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) supplemental food for children 18 years of age and younger
- If you need additional food support, click here for a director of all currently open pantries.
- For more information about the food pantry network, check out the Food Bank of Alaska.
- CSFP Senior Boxes
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program
- Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (Summer)
- Summer Food Service Program
Learn More About Saint Francis House Food Pantry
Location: 3710 E 20th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Monday – Thursday; 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month
Program Director: Dwayne Patterson, firstname.lastname@example.org