Give Help-


We are excited to announce the return of volunteer shifts for Bean's Cafe and The Children's Lunchbox.

Tasks include pantry pack builds and assisting with meal service at Henry House.

Click on the Volunteer option in the menu option to access our volunteer platform and sign up for a shift.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for any questions. Call 907.433.8603 or email

Please note-

1) We cannot allow volunteers to show up unannounced or without a previously scheduled shift.

2) If documentation of hours volunteered is needed, we cannot track this without an individual signing up through the volunteer platform.

3) Volunteering dates for children and youth are available. Please contact our volunteer coordinator.

4) Individuals under 18 are not permitted to volunteer at Henry House.


We are in continual need of food and funds to distribute and provide meals to individuals in shelter and experiencing homelessness and to provide meals for children and entire families. We invite you to host food drives and fundraisers on our behalf. Please call 907-433-8601 for specifics. Our most current needs are posted on our Facebook page.

We rely on donor dollars and local funding to keep our programs moving forward and YOU play a critical role. Donate now, using the green button to your right, to provide food and services to those who need them most.

Ask about how you can support our newest program, Streets to Success!


Monetary donations can be made securely online as a one-time or recurring gift, or mailed to 1020 E. 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Please do not send mail to any other address.

 All food items can be dropped off at our warehouse, located at 1524 Ship Avenue, Monday- Friday, 9am - 4:00 pm.  

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #93858

Our Tax ID # 92-0072522

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.

Please email us for an ongoing food wish list for Bean’s Cafe and The Children’s Lunchbox.


Food Donations

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 us at

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, at checkout simply select Bean’s Cafe/The Children’s Lunchbox and Bagoy’s will donate $5.00 of your purchase to our organization