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The 466 mile road from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, carves a path across a tundra, crosses the Yukon River, climbs across the Brooks Range, and passes over the North Slope to end at the Arctic Ocean. The Dalton Highway slices through northern Alaska from Livengood to the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay. Built in 1974 as the service road for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the highway is a significant achievement. It is a mostly gravel road which is driven fearlessly by 18-wheelers. Services are few, and signs warn of everything from steep grades to avalanches. However, the signs say little of the road's chief attribute. It contains some of North America's most dramatic scenery and curious wildlife.
The primary purpose of the Fairbanks Community Food Bank Service, Inc. is to provide food for hungry people and to distribute surplus food that would ordinarily be discarded. All locally collected food is to be distributed without charge.
The Fairbanks Community Food Bank was started in a Recession in Alaska in 1982. The purpose was to salvage local surplus food and give it to people who need it so that no one in the Tanana Valley had to go to bed hungry. We receive free food and give it away free. In order to do that for the past 36 years, we have done the work with over 22,000 volunteer hours each year, and donated services, and donated food (in 2018 nearly 3,000,000 pounds were collected). In order to do the work, a (built for us) 45,000 sq foot warehouse was donated and a very small staff is hired to organize the daily work of collecting 2-5 tons of food and preparing it for use in food boxes 6 days each week. These funds will be used to pay warehouse and vehicle costs.
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CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
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