Hometown, Alaska: Hungry in Alaska

Iguigig girl with captionMore than 80,000 Alaskans get extra food from food bank partnerships across the state. And more than 65,000 Alaskans stretch their food dollars with federal Food Stamps. But new ways of meeting nutritional needs in tight times are surfacing around Alaska. In Igiugig, a village near Lake Iliamna, a young tribal council president leads her village toward creating a sustainable food supply – like the 450 pounds of potatoes they just harvested, and fresh eggs from community chickens. Now, they’re building a year-round greenhouse to grow community food and sell produce to local lodges. This week on Hometown, Alaska Kathleen McCoy hosts Food Bank of Alaska executive director, Susannah Morgan and Americorps volunteer, Kelly Ingram to scope out the challenge, and some of the creative solutions, of feeding hungry Alaskans.

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HOST: Kathleen McCoy, independent journalist


  • Susannah Morgan, executive director, Food Bank of Alaska
  • Kelly Ingram, Americorps volunteer, Cooperative Extension Service
  • Alex Anna Salmon, Tribal Council President, Igiugig (Pre-recorded interview)

LIVE: Wed, November 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT: Wed, November 4, 2009 at 10:00 p.m.


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