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The Children's Lunchbox
In 2000, the Food Bank of Alaska recognized the problem of the quickly growing number of hungry children in Anchorage and gathered community leaders and organizations to address the problem. At that time there were around 10,000 hungry kids. Since then that number has more than doubled to over 21,000. During the first community discussions Bean’s Cafe was identified as a valuable resource with a wealth of knowledge on reaching the hungry. In 2004, Bean’s Cafe’s board of directors formed a new nonprofit, Kid’s Cafe, and began providing snacks and meals to local community programs. In 2006, Kid’s Cafe officially merged with Bean’s Cafe and was reborn as the program now known as The Children’s Lunchbox.
In 2009, The Children’s Lunchbox introduced a weekend food program at Mt. View Elementary – and since then has grown to include eight Title I elementary schools in Anchorage. New sites and programs are added regularly as we work to feed every hungry child in our community. Our newest addition is the school food pantry/pantry box.
It began when schools closed as a result of COVID-19, but even now The Children’s Lunchbox is distributing or partnering with other agencies to distribute pantry boxes to food-insecure children and families.