Community Resources

Questions? Call ANHC's Outreach Team at (907) 743-7220. 

They are available to help you apply for benefits!

Last updated: April 14, 2021

Food Assistance

Find a food pantry open today in Anchorage.

View a map of hot meal and food pantry distribution sites in Anchorage.

Anchorage School District

ASD is providing meal service to students enrolled in National School Lunch Program schools. Click here for more information.

The Children's Lunchbox

Click here for pick-up locations and hours.

Food Bank of Alaska

  • April Food Bank Schedule: Includes hot meals and food pantries. Schedule.

  • Mobile Food Pantry: Distributes perishable food items like fruits, vegetables, bread, and dairy. Schedule.

  • Emergency Food Box Distribution: Click here for more information about The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

  • SNAP COVID-19 Resources: Click here for more information.

  • Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (Pandemic-EBT): Click here for more information. (Program currently on hold.)

Friends in Serving Humanity (FISH)

FISH delivers emergency food aid to people in need in Anchorage. Click here for more information.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

WIC provides nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, nutritious foods, and referrals to other services as needed. They are currently enrolling families by phone. Call the Anchorage WIC office at (907) 343-4668.

Baby Supplies


Catholic Social Services is distributing bags of diapers, wipes, and formula for families each Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main center (3710 E 20th Ave).


Click here for more information.

Employment Assistance


(Scroll down for information about unemployment benefits.)

Alaska Job Center Network staff members are providing resume and job application assistance over the phone. The main number for all Alaska Job Center locations is 1-877-724-2539.

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is also providing assistance by phone. Their number is (907) 269-3580.

Health Insurance Marketplace


The Health Insurance Marketplace (aka “Obamacare”) is open again for enrollment February 15 through May 15!


ANHC's Outreach and Enrollment team can help you enroll. Contact them at (907) 743-7220 to schedule an appointment for assistance. You can also visit or call 1-800-318-2596 to sign up. Se hablan español.

Homelessness Assistance


Bean's Cafe: The Sullivan Arena is operating as a temporary homeless shelter in order to provide spacing between clients. Meal service normally provided at Bean's Cafe is now being provided at the Sullivan Arena. Click here for more information.

Brother Francis Shelter: The Brother Francis Shelter is open to the elderly and individuals with disabilities who do not have housing.

Downtown Hope Center: The Downtown Hope Center is open for meals and as a women's shelter.

Housing Assistance


These housing assistance agencies have temporarily closed their offices to the public. They are still accepting applications by mail and are available by phone.

  • Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. Website. Phone: (907) 330-6100

  • Cook Inlet Housing Authority. Website. Phone: (907) 793-3020

  • Neighborworks Alaska. Website. Phone: (907) 677-8490

Alaska Housing Relief Rental Assistance: The February and March rental assistance application period is closed. For reminders about the next round of funding and information about housing relief, visit



Alaska 2-1-1 is a one-stop resource for finding help in your community. It's free, confidential, and available in almost any language. For life challenges and everyday needs, help starts here. They are available to answer your questions about COVID-19 (although they can't provide medical advice). Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221. They are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 days a week.

***Call 2-1-1 for help with rental assistance and tax preparation.***

Legal Services


Alaska Legal Services assists clients with civil legal issues, including consumer law, domestic violence, family law, and issues with housing. Click here to apply for assistance.

Find answers to frequently asked questions at Alaska Law Help. Topics include housing and utilities, unemployment, workers' rights, and public benefits.

Questions about your lease? Problems with your rental unit? The Alaska Legal Services Landlord Tenant Helpline is open Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Anchorage callers: (907) 743-1000. Statewide callers: 855-743-1001 (toll-free)

Mental Health Resources


The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Anchorage is offering online support groups. The meetings are offered at no cost. Pre-registration is required. Learn more here.

Careline: Alaska's suicide prevention and someone to talk to line.

  • Call anytime, toll-free: 1-877-266-4357 (HELP)

  • Text 4help to 839863 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Public Assistance

Public assistance lobbies are currently closed to the public. Though the lobbies are closed, staff members are actively processing paperwork and answering phone calls. 

Public assistance offices are experiencing a high call volume. This has caused a longer than normal wait time. A staff member will contact you by phone or by mail if more information is needed or to inform you of a decision on your application, renewal, or change.

If you need an interview, a staff member will call you. Please note that the call may appear to be from a restricted line. The staff member will leave a message if you do not answer and call back within 5 minutes.


You may submit paperwork by email or fax, or by mail or in person at either office.

Gambell Office

Drop box: 400 Gambell Street


Fax: (907) 269-6520

Muldoon Office

Drop box: 1251 Muldoon Road, Suite 111B


Fax: (907) 269-0070

SNAP, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance, Adult Public Assistance, and Senior Benefit clients: For all clients, all public assistance benefits programs will be extended an additional six months from their current certification end time. For example, clients whose cases were certified through May are now certified through November. There is no need to submit a recertification form.

Tax Preparation


  • ​Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment for tax preparation assistance.

  • Use (provided by the United Way)

Unemployment Benefits

  • Apply for unemployment benefits online here.

  • Unemployment benefits FAQ

  • Are you self-employed? The CARES act created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to individuals that are self-employed and not eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits. The department will begin accepting applications for newly covered small business owners in approximately four weeks. Find more information here.


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