The MatSu Food Bank leads the effort to eliminate hunger in the Mat-Su Valley by engaging our community partners in the battle against hunger.
The Food Pantry of Wasilla serves all who come to our door in need of emergency foods.
Food4Kids serves summer lunches to children 0-18 in the Wasilla area.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
To all of you who donate through the Permanent Fund’s Pick.Click.Give from 2010 to and continuing into 2019, thank you for helping us feed those in need in the Valley! This is a wonderful way to contribute to your favorite charity or cause. We hope you share yours with us!
Your funds received at the MatSu Food Bank, Food4Kids or the Food Pantry of Wasilla are used carefully to provide the best use of your donations. We buy as nutritional foods as possible and purchase at the best prices we can obtain. We use our buying power and purchase when possible with local merchants. Your generous donations of food and money at our door, donations through Pick.Click.Give., our website: MatSuFoodBank.org and the many other ways to contribute, helps provide monthly emergency food for families year-round.
You are helping us serve over 2500 people a month on average through the Pantry alone. The average is 32 lbs.of food per person going out in this manner. The Pantry is open to serve Monday thru Friday from 10 Am to 1 Pm. These are your neighbors in need and we strive to give a helping hand up, not a hand out, to the working poor, their children, Veterans and our expanding senior population who cannot always survive on fixed incomes. With the State Budget in crisis, it is more important now than ever to help support people in need with your generous contributions. We share with other agencies via the MatSu Food Bank.The MatSu Food Bank is on track to provide up to 118,000 lbs of food to other agencies in 2018 with no cost to the agency, to assist more people in need. You help us with cooperation in the Fairbanks and Kenai Food Banks by delivering fresh produce from our Mat Su Farms on occasion in the summer. We hope to expand this again even more in 2020 with your wonderful help.
Food prices are always on the rise along with utilities and other basic needs and it becomes more difficult to keep food on the table with limited resources. That’s why your donations are so important. As your local MatSu Food Bank, Food Pantry of Wasilla and the Food4Kids program we appreciate all you do!
From the staff, volunteers and many supporters of the MatSu Food Bank, and the folks who benefit from your kindness and generosity: THANK YOU for thinking of us and sharing your PFD to help others!