Food Bank of Alaska serves the entire state, an area that covers over half a million square miles and is more than twice the size of Texas. Many communities are not accessible by road, and much of the food we distribute is indeed distributed through air cargo planes landing on gravel airstrips.
On any given day, UMCOR volunteers from as far away as Michigan, California and Maine can be found packing relief kits for shipment to war-torn countries, installing handicap ramps at local homes, reading to schoolchildren, and cleaning apartments for the elderly in Baldwin, pop. 2,375.
We recently learned that our food bank distributes the largest quantity of oranges in the network. Admittedly, it was pretty cool to hear that news. But when we got to thinking, we realized: an achievement like this shouldn’t be surprising