St. Francis House VolunteersLooking for an Anchorage food bank? St. Francis House Food Pantry is the largest client choice food pantry in the state of Alaska, providing about 100 families with an emergency supply of food daily, and at no cost to the client.

What is a Client Choice Food Pantry?

Client choice means you pick the food you take home to your family from our shelves, just like the supermarket! When you come through our pantry with one of our volunteer personal shoppers, you have the opportunity to pick out different items from the following categories:

  • Breakfast foods
  • Pasta/rice
  • Dry proteins
  • Frozen meats
  • Fresh produce
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned or fresh fruit
  • Bread
  • Dairy
  • Sweets

Emergency Food

St. Francis House Food Pantry also distributes items for The Emergency Food Assistance Program, senior boxes for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, vouchers for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, and items for the Summer Food Service Program that serves children 18 years of age and younger.

How St. Francis House Helps

In 2017, St. Francis House distributed 750,000 pounds of food to over 17,000 hungry Alaskans in Anchorage and the surrounding area. Many families report that by receiving food, it allows them to pay a bill that would have otherwise gone unpaid.

Find out more about the impact made by St. Francis House Food Pantry every day. If you’re interested in getting involved, we welcome volunteers and offer the option to donate directly to the food pantry or go shopping for items on our wish list.

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Contact Us

Location: 3710 E. 20th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508
Hours: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Monday – Thursday
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM on the 4th Wednesday of the month
Phone: 907-222-7323 (front desk)
David Rittenberg, Program Director

For more information about the food pantry network, check out the St. Francis House Resource Guide

Links to other partner agency programs

CSFP Senior Boxes
The Emergency Food Assistance Program
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Summer Food Service Program

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