Although diabetes support has traditionally occurred only in the doctor’s office, the Feeding America network of food banks recognizes that they can play an important role in helping clients to manage their diabetes.
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.