The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is a non-profit organization that started in 1988 and provides food to over 70 non-profit agencies throughout the entire Kenai Peninsula Borough.
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 every weekday.
We believe 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.
Through the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), we’re able to provide our nonprofit partners and Peninsula families with USDA commodity food items at no cost, greatly increasing the amount of food that reaches our community. TEFAP items include a wide variety of shelf-stable products, as well as fresh foods such as milk, eggs, and proteins. The program is a vital part of hunger relief in our area.
Working through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), we provide low-income seniors age 60 or older with a free monthly grocery box. Every box includes 25-30 pounds of staples including cereals, juices, proteins, milk, grain, cheese, and canned fruits and vegetables.
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank works with food industry partners to salvage food that would otherwise go to waste from grocery stores, wholesalers, producers, farmers, and the fishing industry.
We’re leading our community through our efforts to collect unspoiled, healthy food to donate it to our neighbors in need. By donating food, we’re feeding people – not our landfills – and saving all the resources that went into producing that food from going to waste.