Effective February 8, 2021, St. Francis House Food Pantry will only offer a drive-thru or walk-up service. For your safety, there will be no inside services from the pantry. Download a map of the new food pantry site.
CSS remains committed to serving our community, and the health of our clients, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. Learn more by reading our response to COVID-19.
Looking 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!
The food distributed through St. Francis House Food Pantry comes from the Emergency Food Assistance Program, Food Bank of Alaska, and many generous individuals and local grocery stores.
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:
- Fresh produce
- Breakfast foods
- Dry and canned proteins
- Frozen meats
- Canned or fresh vegetables
- Canned or fresh fruit
- Bread & sweets
Open 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Mondays – Thursdays and 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month
Closed on Fridays
St. Francis House Food Pantry also distributes 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 FY 2019, St. Francis House served 50-120 households each day the food pantry was open. 14,332 clients brought 734,923 pounds of food home to their families, and 96 % said they had a healthier diet because of St. Francis House.
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.
For more information about the food pantry network, check out the Food Bank of Alaska.
Here are other partner agency programs you may want to check out:
- CSFP Senior Boxes
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program
- Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
- Summer Food Service Program