- Listed: August 12, 2018 11:20 pm
- Expires: 99540 days, 3 hours
Kenai Peninsula Food Bank
33955 Community College Dr
Soldotna, AK 99611
The KPFB’s mission is to provide nourishing food to those in need and to promote public awareness of hunger.. issues. We are dedicated to addressing hunger.. on the Kenai Peninsula by distributing food to the hungry directly or through associated nonprofit agencies.
Monday through Friday
Warehouse: 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Direct service: 12:00PM to 4:00PM
Fireweed Diner: 11:30AM to 2:30PM
33955 Community College Drive, Soldotna, AK, 99669
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Inc. will provide nourishing food to those who require assistance, and will promote public awareness of hunger.. issues.The mission of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is to provide needy children and adults with the nutritional food they need to be healthy and well-nourished citizens that contribute to the vitality of the communities in which they live.
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank believes adequate food and shelter are the vital keys to empowering hungry individuals to become productive citizens. The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank facility is a supportive and nurturing environment; and, all people are consistently encouraged to reach their highest potential through initiative and creativity. The Food Bank staff facilitates this growth with friendliness and optimism for each individual, helping them to regain their dignity and hope.
After the immediate provision of food, the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s focus is on addressing the root causes of hunger.. through education. The Food Bank now provides classes on gardening and nutrition on site. This is an ongoing priority and the Food Bank is constantly seeking means to provide expanded, sustaining skills for individuals and families throughout the Peninsula community.
The Food Bank serves the entire Kenai Peninsula Borough, which is over 10 million acres; that’s about 16,000 square miles with a diverse and unique Borough population of over 58,000. 9.1 % are below the poverty level.
In 2017, the Food Bank served 20,457 meals (an average of 1,704 meals per month) through the on-site Fireweed Diner Soup Kitchen, and processed over 1.2 million pounds of food. Direct Service clients, those adults and children receiving Federal commodities and/or emergency food boxes, numbered 22,141 in 2017, with an average of 1,845 persons per month.
*TEFAP (USDA Commodities)
*CSFP (USDA Commodities)
*Direct Service Monday through Friday (12:00pm – 4:00pm)
*The Fireweed Diner Monday through Friday (11:30am – 2:30pm)
*Warehouse Distribution program for Member Agencies (9:00am-4:30pm)
KPFB is a non-governmental organization that distributes food through four different programs all under one roof. The KPFB distributes USDA Commodities, administers an emergency direct service food program, collects and redistributes food through the warehouse distribution program for member agencies, and serves a hot meal daily (Monday-Friday).
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