The Fairbanks Community Food Bank started in 1982. We serve Interior Alaska, both urban and rural. At least 10,000 families rely on our services. We collect local surplus food and give it to local people who need food assistance. We also distribute USDA food programs and have a FOOD IS MEDICINE program.
Our doors are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.