Wish Lists- Email us for the most needed items.
Don’t have time to drop off donations? You can always donate monetarily on this website and designate Bean’s or TCL (or both). Shop at Fred Meyer? Join their donation program and we are rewarded for your shopping trips.
Bean’s Cafe and The Children’s Lunchbox rely heavily on the donation of food items to serve the thousands of hungry adults and children in Anchorage. We are able to receive a variety of different types of foods, with a few restrictions
What we can accept
- Canned Goods
- Food prepared in a commercial kitchen
- Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
- Pre-packaged food items purchased at the store
- Whole or unprocessed meats
For example, moose roast but not moose sausage, unless it is professionally processed. Whole salmon but not smoked or canned, unless done professionally.
What we cannot accept:
- Home-made food items- all donated items MUST be prepared in a commercial kitchen with proper licensing
- Expired foods
- Opened food items (such as a box of cookies that may not have been fully eaten)
- Left-over food items (such as remaining food from a conference or barbecue).
- Spoiled food items
- Our priority is safety and health of the individuals who will consume the food we prepare with love and compassion.
See notes above about meat products.
If you have any further questions about what we can or cannot accept, please call or email us.
All food items for Bean’s Cafe and The Children's Lunchbox can be dropped off at 1524 Ship Avenue, Monday- Friday 9 am- 4 pm. And secure monetary donations can be made on this site.
We are primarily supported through the generous donations of individuals in our community, and fundraisers are an important part of keeping our doors open. If you would like to throw your own fundraiser, private or public, please contact our Development and Communication Director, Diana Arthur firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Partner Programs
Shopping for Good
Fred Meyer has it all, and now when you’re shopping for anything from fresh vegetables to school supplies to clothes, you can be giving back at the same time. Simply by linking your rewards card to Bean’s Cafe/The Children’s Lunchbox, every time you swipe your card, you’re giving back. You still receive your rewards, fuel points, and rebates, with the added benefit of supporting us! Link your Rewards Card today by clicking the link
Bagoy’s Florist & Home
Bagoy’s makes it easy to buy and deliver flowers for every kind of special occasion, and with their Helping Hands Program, you can make it even more special. For every purchase made online at www.bagoys.com, at checkout simply select Bean’s Cafe/The Children’s Lunchbox and Bagoy’s will donate $5.00 of your purchase to our organization