At the Anchor Point Food Pantry, we seek desired results, and we know that our success depends on the quality of our campaigns and partnerships. Our approach is to build strategic networks and promote programs that will help our community. Get in touch with us to learn more on what we are passionate about and see how you can get involved.
Volunteer support has the potential to make a real and productive change in the community. Engaging our neighbors, encouraging them to become a part of the solution is an element for this positive change. Although we will always have the poor among us, many of them can be blessed by the gift of giving. Learning the joy of serving their neighbor by seeing solid, constructive examples; and by experiencing it firsthand themselves, changes the perspective of many individuals. It is something that needs to be experienced first hand. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with our programs.
We see the challenges as an opportunity, and this shows our neighbors, by example, our efforts and determination to make a better situation out of an unfortunate one. Our attitude is positive; our actions are moving us forward. With the help of our pantry partners, the Anchor Point Food Pantry is better prepared to manage the unique situations we find ourselves in. We are pursuing grants that will enhance our service to the community, better enable us to deliver support that is needed, and will benefit the general public. Check us out.
Education & Outreach
Many of our efforts involve tried and true approaches gleaned by watching and listening to our more experienced partners. We evaluate our success by looking at the results of our efforts - are they inspiring and positive? Do they bring about a reaction that will benefit our neighbors and our community? Can the results be seen by affirmative actions and reactions? You can be a part of this. As we move forward, we anticipate new and innovative ideas that will give rise to creative educational inspiration: like teaching how to make bread; how to cook; to can or to freeze food; providing garden spots and the knowledge of gardening. All while forming great relationships with the caring people around us. You, too, can make a difference for our community, for our children,... for our future.
Our weekly Food Distribution - Every Friday from 4-6pm we provide a bag of food with the help of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Alongside this, we provide a meal.
Salvation Army Commodities - Once a month the KP Food Bank provides TEFAP -- a bag of nutritious shelf stable food, frozen meat or fish, and cheese when available to eligible individuals and families.
Summer Produce - At times outside sources (such as the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and the Alaska Food Coalition) provide grants for us to make available fresh produce. On our new property, we have plans for greenhouses in our future.
Kids Day - Local sources (like Homer Foundation, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, and Ulmer's) have made Kid's Day a possibility. It was a blast to be able to present these bags of food and gifts to the children of the community.
Back to School Program - We provide back packs and the necessary school supplies to begin the school year. (These programs are currently put on hold due to our transition.)
Delivery Service - Some of our volunteers deliver food for the housebound. We have delivered as many as 100 in one evening (during Covid19)
Holiday boxes and dinners - During the holidays we make the extra effort to partner with outside sources to furnish a box filled with the holiday fixings. The local public benefits when we join forces with a local establishment to help provide a traditional holiday dinner.
This year Anchor Point had over 100 Thanksgiving applications! The recipients needed to pick them up in Homer because of our lack of room. But soon! Well, kinda-sort of soon, we will get that pantry built.
Homeless Outreach - In January our pantry joins forces with the Homer Food Pantry, the South Peninsula Hospital, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and the Alaska Community Foundation to bring Project Homeless Connect to aid the homeless and the marginal through the rest of the winter on the lower peninsula. Local sources that help in this endeavor are P.J.'s and Helping Hands.
May 2021: We met, we dreamt; we attempted to make a plan.
Our dreams got put on hold as we were slowed down by “the process”. We are still creeping forward. We will keep you informed. We will know more as we come into spring. For our first winter we held up in a nice, warm shelter provided for us by the Alaska Community Foundation, and CITC. The colder it got, and the more it snowed - the more we appreciated it!
And we so appreciated it!
Summer 2022: We are excited, and we want to share our news! The KPB (Kenai Peninsula Borough) has approved our request for a land lease!
This means we can start applying for grants right away. It is the beginning of a long journey ahead, but it is a rewarding one. Thank you to all who have helped us get this far!