Help for those in need for the holiday season

The food bank of Alaska serves as a hub for community organizations across the state. A new farm bill program could help their partner organizations purchase refrigeration to store excess food. (Erin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media)

The lead up to the holidays can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful and lonely. Financial pressure in the season of gifts and big meals can strain family budgets. Others don’t have family or friends to turn to. On the next Talk of Alaska we’ll hear from community members who help connect people to everything from food and housing to job assistance and friendship.

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HOST: Anne Hillman


Thanksgiving Blessing – Information on receiving a meal and volunteering
Holiday Giving – Ways to help programs at Catholic Social Services
Mitzvah Mall – Learn about local non-profits and ways to support the community in lieu of purchasing gifts

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan.
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