Kenai Peninsula Food Bank

Kenai Food Bank ready for Turkey Day

With the Thanksgiving holiday just days ahead, the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is gearing up for one of its busiest times of the year. The… Continue reading

 

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s greenhouse is photographed on Tuesday near Soldotna. The food bank grows fresh produce and offers it at a weekly farmers market. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Community supports peninsula food bank during Hunger Action Month

Community members have rallied around the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank this month after local municipalities proclaimed September as Hunger Action Month. The food bank has… Continue reading

 

Dan Bilyeu of Northern Lights Mushrooms sells oyster mushrooms and a large variety of peppers, including scotch bonnets, jalapenos, poblanos and more at the Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 Farmers Fresh Market at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Produce is plentiful as farmers market season is wrapping up

Despite the unexpected sunny August weather, summer is wrapping up, which means only a few more opportunities to shop local at farmers markets. Dan Bilyeu… Continue reading

Dan Bilyeu of Northern Lights Mushrooms sells oyster mushrooms and a large variety of peppers, including scotch bonnets, jalapenos, poblanos and more at the Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 Farmers Fresh Market at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula chefs are the spotlight of the Chef at the Market series

Editor's note: The graphic accompanying this story has been corrected to show that Fine Thyme Cafe chef Bobbi Stelljes will be cooking at the Chef… Continue reading

Peninsula chefs are the spotlight of the Chef at the Market series

The Chef at the Market series is like being a part of a live cooking show. “You know how popular cooking videos are on Facebook?”… Continue reading

Alaska Grown options expand with new market, app

Editor's note: This article has been updated to add a listing for the Soldotna farmers market on Saturdays. Here on the peninsula, opportunities to purchase… Continue reading

Food for fines

Since the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna Public Library started accepting canned and other nonperishable food items in lieu of late fees on April 9,… Continue reading

Borough, school district employees give back at food bank

Every day the door opens at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s Fireweed Diner, no one can tell exactly who will come through. That applies to… Continue reading

A look at the Food Bank’s waste reduction efforts

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank feeds hundreds of people per month, both through its diner and pantry. The staff collected more than 750,000 pounds of… Continue reading

Students hope to keep food pantry full

Sixth graders at Soldotna Montessori Charter School have something they want everyone to know. It’s not that they spend their lunch time planning out community… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank director Linda Swarner to retire

After 15 years as Executive Director of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Linda Swarner will be retiring from the position in spring 2018. Swarner announced… Continue reading

Culinary king to be crowned at food bank fundraiser

Move over “Chopped.” This Saturday, three peninsula chefs will face off against each other in the first-ever Clash of the Culinary Kings. The competition, which… Continue reading

New grant awarded to Kenai Peninsula food bank

People and organizations who depend on the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will see a bump in the amount and variety of food available in the… Continue reading

Food Bank preps for Soup Supper

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will host its 20th annual Soup Supper fundraiser this at 5:30 p.m Saturday at Kenai Central High School in Kenai.… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula United Way to close June 2018

The Kenai Peninsula United Way — a nonprofit that has supported local charities, senior centers and youth activity groups by fundraising on their behalf —… Continue reading

Soup’s on for Kenai Peninsula Food Bank fundraiser

On Saturday the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will be hosting the 21st installment of its annual Soup Supper and Auction, a dinner event that food… Continue reading

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