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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Fairbanks AK

Community Covenant Church of Fairbanks Food Bank
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Details: Food Bank - Food distribution to those in our neighborhood
Fairbanks Community Food Bank Service, Inc.
Fairbanks, AK 99701-2377
Details: Founded in 1982, the Fairbanks Community Food Bank collects and redistributes donated food to individuals and agencies. Food donations are received from the local community and about 100 commercial vendors. Food is distributed through many programs including Food Boxes, Bone Builders, and Agency Shopping. The Fairbanks Community makes a difference in the lives of neighbors by sharing resources. The people of Fairbanks truly live the lessons taught by the Stone Soup Legend –– Fairbanks Style. The vision of the Fairbanks Community Food Bank is: To have no one in the Tanana Valley die of starvation; To have no child in the Tanana Valley go hungry; To provide food assistance to everyone who meets federal poverty guidelines, if it is requested
Joel's Place Cafe
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Details: Joel's Place Cafe offers 2 free meals per day to youth ages 18 and under. During the school year, we serve snack from 3-4 pm, and Dinner from 6-7 pm everyday. This program is sponsored by USDA and the Department of Education.
Stone Soup Café
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Details: The Stone Soup Café came about because of the compassion and loving concern of Rev. James and Sharron Hunter, as well as Dick Farris who was working at the time as an employment specialist for the Alaska Department of Labor. The energetic trio started their work in the early 1980s by distributing sandwiches during their lunch hour that they prepared the night before. One could see at least one of them on the corner of Second Avenue and Cushman Street every day of the week, regardless of the weather. They were there during rain, blizzard or sunshine to make certain that no one had to look for food in garbage cans and dumpsters. The Bread Line’s Stone Soup Café is here today because of these people who paved the way and passed the baton to another dedicated group of people, the current Board of Directors who also spend countless hours to make sure that the Café keeps its doors open, welcoming those who depend on it to get at least one meal every day. During this challenging economy we have seen many people lose their jobs, homes, health insurance and they have found themselves not only in financial difficulty but actually not knowing if they are going to have a nutritious warm meal each day. Hard times do not discriminate and they affect a diverse cross section of the residents in the Fairbanks North Star. Our guests are adults, seniors, youths, mothers, dislocated workers, homeless and transient population as well as those people with very low incomes who may not qualify for Public Assistance. As we are about to enter our 28th year of operation we are facing on-going and new challenges as well as exciting possibilities, so please consider becoming more involved with the organization. In order to survive we need your time, talent, and gifts of food, supplies and money.