September 14, 2015
Serving Midtown, Spenard, and UMed
716 W. 4th Ave Suite 411.
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Governor Bill Walker
Lt. Governor Byron Mallott
September is Hunger Action Month:
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Last session I met with representatives from the Food Bank of Alaska, a nonprofit charitable organization that helps many Alaskan families in need. Because September is Hunger Action Month, they encourage us now more than ever to spread the word that donations to the Food Bank are welcome and necessary to further their efforts to ensure not one Alaskan goes hungry.
While many of us are fortunate enough to be "food secure", our neighbors in need are struggling to make ends meet and provide nourishing food for their families. In recent years, the Food Bank has experienced a growing number of customers amid dwindling resources and staff shortages. You can help: there is a constant need to keep Food Bank shelves stocked with healthy food for those that might need a helping hand, and also for volunteers to facilitate food distribution. I encourage you to consider donating to and volunteering for the Food Bank.
The most useful items include: peanut butter and jelly, canned soups, breakfast cereals, coffee, canned fruit, beans, and rice. Nuts and crackers are also welcome donations, as are items like cornmeal, pasta, and pasta sauce. The Food Bank cannot accept or distribute home-canned products or open products of any kind.
Please visit this link to learn more about Food Bank distribution centers and opportunities in which you can volunteer.
I’m Berta and I’m still listening,
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office.