Five Awesome Food Organizations in Alaska
Launched by Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation, the first annual Good Food Org Guide identifies and celebrates more than five hundred U.S.-based groups who are cultivating a better food system, including five from Alaska.
The Alaska Food Coalition organizes over 80 nonprofits, faith-based groups, and state agencies in the support of emergency food programs and the education of policymakers to help hungry Alaskans meet their nutrition needs.
The Alaska Food Policy Council is a broad network of individuals and public and private groups that provides information on and recommends mutually beneficial outcomes in food policy.
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is dedicated to raising public awareness concerning hunger issues and providing food to over 72 nonprofit agencies in the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, an area where over nine percent of people live below the poverty line.
Kids’ Kitchen, Inc., based in Anchorage, AK, believes that no child should go hungry. The organization has provided over 1 million free healthy meals for children since 1996. Founder Elgin Jones runs Kids’ Kitchen with the help of volunteers and donations of food and money.
Sitka Local Foods Network supports local, sustainable food in southeastern Alaska. The organization has initiated an array of projects including health summits, food festivals, farmers markets, community gardens, and education programs.