Food Banks and Donations
Alaska Food Code allows the donation of food, including wild game meat, seafood and fish from permitted food establishments to food banks and other non-profit organizations.
Every day, Alaska businesses throw away thousands of pounds of food. Much of this food could instead feed hungry people, while at the same time reduce waste disposal costs. Diverting food for donation is one of several ways to reduce food waste.
Guidance on this page is to assist food establishments in how to make these donations safely. Consumers of these donations are a very vulnerable part of the population so it is important to ensure that good food safety practices are being followed.
Alaska Specific Guidance
- Bulk Repacking of Non-Ready-to-Eat Dry Product for Charitable Distribution Guide
- Comprehensive Resource for Food Recovery Programs (PDF)
- Fair Packaging & Labeling Act
- Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (PDF)
- Food Product Dating
- Food Product Dating Factsheet (PDF)
- Food Recalls
- Food Recovery for Child Nutrition Programs (PDF)
- Food Sorting Guidance and Model Consumer Commodity Salvage Code (PDF)
- Gleaning & Food Recovery (USDA)
- NRA Food Donation: A Restauranteur's Guide (PDF)
- Reducing Food Waste in Landfills
- Reducing Food Waste in Schools (PDF)
- Restaurant Food Waste Action Guide (PDF)