Our Best Year Yet!

Laughter and music filled the air Saturday night at The Palmer Train Depot during Hearts 4 Hunger. The annual event held by Matsu Food Bank was a huge hit with a packed depot filled with people conversing and traveling from table to table, making bids on silent auction items including an autographed Eagles album. Marty Metiva was the MC and helped guide the evening as The Jerry Wessling Band rocked new songs from their set list to a busy hall. The "Wine Pull" offered guests a mystery wine valued anywhere from $10-100 for only $10 a pull and the silent auction items left in the hands of happy guests one at a time before the live auction erupted around 7pm.

Alaska Events & Catering provided an amazing meal with Beef Tenderloin served on salt blocks, locking in the flavor. They also helped raise money through a dessert auction, in which tables bid on their favorite desserts! The event was truly something special and we couldn't have done it without our wonderful sponsors. Thanks to everyone who attended and a special thanks to everyone that helped make Hearts 4 Hunger better than ever! Stay in touch for next year's event, already in the works....

Our Live Auction Items Are Better Than Ever!

Hearts 4 hunger is only a few weeks away on Saturday February 2nd, from 5-9pm at The Palmer Train Depot! And this year we have some great items for silent and live auctions!

An autographed, Framed Portrait of Carrie Fisher as “Princess Leia”, a must have for any Star Wars collector!

A signed “Eagles” Album, “Hotel California”, from one of the greatest bands alive!

Johnny Cash fan? We have you covered with a limited signed, framed poster!

All of these great items and more can only be foudn at Hearts 4 Hunger, Saturday February 2nd! Hope to see you there, and stay tuned to our facebook page and ewbsite for more details soon!

Hearts 4 Hunger Tickets Available Now

Show your love and support of The Mat-Su Food Bank by purchasing your tickets today! Call us 357-3769 or stop by our location on 501 E Bogard Rd, Wasilla, AK 99654!

Hearts 4 Hunger is back! Our biggest annual fundraiser will include dinner, silent and live auctions, live music, and guaranteed fun for everyone! Saturday February 2nd, from 5pm-9pm, come out to The Palmer Train Depot as we raise funds for our programs like Food 4 Kids, Senior Boxes, and so much more. Every year, we take these funds and pour them back into YOUR Mat-Su community by feeding thousands of residents!

Hearts 4 Hunger

Hearts 4 Hunger is back! Our biggest annual fundraiser will include dinner, silent and live auctions, live music, and guaranteed fun for everyone! Saturday February 2nd, from 5pm-9pm, come out to The Palmer Train Depot as we raise funds for our programs like Food 4 Kids, Senior Boxes, and so much more. Every year, we take these funds and pour them back into YOUR Mat-Su community by feeding thousands of residents!

Show your love and support of The Mat-Su Food Bank by purchasing your tickets today! Call us 357-3769 or stop by our location on 501 E Bogard Rd, Wasilla, AK 99654!

Are you a business owner looking to sponsor more community events? Reach out to Eddie Ezelle today eddie@matsufoodbank.org and find out how you can help make 2019 the best year ever for The Mat-Su Food Bank!

Two Food Drives this month!

Every year we have wonderful partners that help us collect food for those in need, in the Mat-Su valley. These partners can offer financial support, hold food drives in their businesses or offer volunteers for one of our various programs. This month, we would like to thank Denali Harley Davidson and Bear Paw River Brewing for holding a food drive. These items collected are used in our programs like Food 4 Kids and provide meals to thousands of Mat-Su residents, monthly.

Stop by Denali Harley Davidson today to check out the best motorcycles available in Alaska and while you’re there, drop off some food items until Nov 21st! They are located on 1497 S Hyer Rd, Wasilla, AK 99654.

Bear Paw River Brewing is another partner this month that is helping with a food drive from now until November 15th! This is a great place to hang out and try Alaskan crafted beers, right in the heart of Wasilla! They are located on 4605 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy, Wasilla, AK 99654.

A special thank you to everyone that takes the time to contribute! We couldn’t do it without you!

Pick Click Give

Pick Click Give has been an amazing program for us over the years. Food drives help us acheive our goal of feeding the community, but actual money keeps the lights on. Many times, people assume that food is the only thing we need here at Mat-Su Food Bank. The truth is, we greatly accept donations in the form of cash as well in may ways, including becoming a monthly donor, our fundraiser Hearts for Hunger coming up in February, and through PFDs as people participate in Pick Click Give. It only takes a moment to add us and we appreciate everyone that included us on this year’s PFD application.

If you are unfamiliar with this process, each year during your application process , you can support non profits throughout the great state of Alaska. By simply following the steps of the attached image, one can help support the Mat-Su Food bank through monetary donation, taken out of their PFD. We look forward to a great 2018, 2019, and beyond with your amazing support!

Football & Food Drive

Did you know…

  • 20% of Alaska kids live in homes that may not have enough food.

  • Roughly 1 in 10 Alaskan seniors faces the threat of hunger. 

  • Many hungry people are part of the “working poor:” 60% worked for pay in the last 12 months, and 43% worked for pay in the last four weeks.

In support of the MatSu Food Bank, bring 2 or more cans/items to the POTATO BOWL on September 28 at Wasilla High’s Veterans Memorial Football Field and we’ll cover your admission!

Most useful items: Peanut butter--Canned Meats--Jams & Jellies—Sugar--Fruit snacks Canned Fruit & Veggies—Cereal--Canned soup—Flour--Juice boxes Top Ramen--Mac N Cheese—Coffee--Rice & Beans

**Please note: MatSu Food Bank cannot accept home processed game meat, home-canned items or opened items. Expired items will be accepted. We’re all in this together! Thank you for supporting our community! Game starts at 7PM – See you there!

Sponsored by: Back In Action Physical Therapy and Larson Chiropractic

Thank you!!

Thank you for a fantastic 2017!

Together we touched the lives of thousands of hungry Mat Su residents. We look forward to 2018 and the opportunity to come together to create an even stronger community!

Please consider the MatSu Food Bank for your ongoing donations. It’s quick, easy, and we make sure your assistance reaches those who need it most.

Click the link under DONATE if you would like to become a regular supporter, please check the "make this a monthly donation" box on the PayPal checkout page.

THANK YOU!!