"I was at my
wits end. My husband had been out
of work and got a great job but no paycheck for
two weeks. We have a blended family of 7 kids
and were completely out of milk. I called F.I.S.H.
and those good people were there within the day
to help us over this rough spot."
a F.I.S.H. telephone
Answer Phone. When someone calls the F.I.S.H.
line, a volunteer gathers information about family size, children’s ages and
special dietary needs.
Shop. Volunteer shoppers purchase supplies to
provide healthy meals. Food also comes into the F.I.S.H. pantry from food drives
and The Food Bank of Alaska.
Pack. Volunteer packers prepare supplies to
meet the needs of each family accordingly to pre-set guidelines.
Deliver. Volunteer drivers then deliver the
groceries directly to the family the same day they call.
Fundraising. Volunteers organize and coordinate
fundraising events and food drives.
Partner Affiliates. Community organizations
gather specific foods on regular bases (ie. tuna fish, peanut butter, pasta,