Food Bank of Alaska (FBA)
May 3, 2014
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Diane Wendlandt, ’87, William Evans, ’92, & Erin Dougherty, '08
RSVP online or by email
Who: We will be volunteering at the Food Bank of Alaska. FBA is dedicated to eliminating hunger in Alaska by obtaining and providing food to partner agencies feeding needy Alaskans.
What: Volunteers will be working in the Food Bank’s warehouse, sorting and shelving donated food and packing food boxes that are distributed to senior citizens and other persons qualifying for food assistance.
When: Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m.
Where: Food Bank of Alaska (FBA), 2121 Spar Avenue, Anchorage. The warehouse is located in the industrial area just north of downtown Anchorage. According to its website, FBA provides limited parking for staff, volunteers and partner agency shoppers. FBA asks that people not block loading docks or roadways. If the FBA parking lot is full, you may park across the street at Puget Sound Plumbing and Pipe, or next door at West Coast Paper.
What to bring: Please wear appropriate attire. No open-toed shoes or tank tops are allowed in the warehouse at any time. Dress in comfortable clothing and wear comfortable shoes (the concrete floors are hard on your feet). The warehouse is not cold, but you may want to dress in layers to meet your individual needs. Coats and jackets should be left in the break room, not draped on racking or pallets in the work areas. Tie back long hair and don’t wear dangling jewelry. No supplies or tools are needed.
If desired, please bring a water bottle for your personal use during the volunteer activity.
Additional information: Children six and older are welcome to volunteer. Due to safety concerns, no one under the age of six is allowed in the warehouse. Also, any volunteer under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Lunch will be provided onsite by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at the end of the volunteer shift.