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Anchorage, AK (907) 274-8522

Served Over 1 Million Hot Meals Since 1996 

This Year Marks Our 21st Anniversary
 Providing Free Meals for Children in Anchorage, AK!

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Kids' Kitchen is a nonprofit organization based in Anchorage, AK dedicated to providing nutritional meals for children at no cost. With over a million meals served with love since 1996, Kids' Kitchen is starting to see the first children they served grow into young, dynamic adults. Love works for our community, our nation, and our world.

Join Grandpa Elgin of Anchorage, Alaska, in supporting the youth through providing healthy meals for children, providing hot food for kids, and making life better by taking care of children who will one day care for us. It is not charity; it is investment.
Contact us and become part of the Kids' Kitchen Inc family!


Asleep in his Anchorage apartment, Elgin Jones heard a loud voice say, "Feed the children!" Most folks would have rolled over and forgotten all about it by morning, but for Jones, the August 1996 dream was truly a wake-up call. Within 2 weeks, the childless retired newspaper editor had contacted a recreation center in the poorest part of town and started cooking nutritious free meals for children funded out of his own pocket.

"I don't force kids to eat vegetables; I persuade them," says Jones, now 73, who has served up almost 2 million meals so far. "I make tuna casserole with peas so good they forget the peas are in there!"
Make a food donation today and become part of his growing movement.


Elgin lives 2 blocks away from the Fairview Recreation Center. With help from volunteers and donations, he started serving meals for children at the center. The majority of these children come from low-income families who have breakfast and lunch programs available at school. Each weeknight, 50 to 100 youngsters sit down for a healthy meal like hamburger with sides of broccoli and apples, cooked by Jones, who lives off Social Security and takes no salary from his nonprofit Kids' Kitchen.

"It's from his heart and done for all the right reasons," says Superintendent of Schools Carol Comeau. But the props that mean the most come from the kids themselves, many of whom call him Grandpa. Call us today for your chance to provide food for kids or money donations that make a difference.
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Kids' Kitchen
P.O. Box 102048, Anchorage, AK 99510
Anchorage, AK: (907) 274-8522
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Christmas Blessings

Wow, what amazing Christmas season this has been! We've been so blessed! The first blessing happened over the weekend of December 13-14. A lovely group of people held a food drive in South Anchorage and brought in a ton of donations. Once the drive was ended, we had to figure out how to get all of the donations back to our office. One person suggested we call up the fire department and just in the nick of time we had 20+ firefighters show up to help us get all of the donations off the truck and into our office. 
Thank you to the following groups for helping make this weekend not only possible but a HUGE success!
- Carlile
- KBEAR 104.1
- Fleenor Paper
- Denali Group
- Midnight Sun Brewery
- Walmart
- Sam's Club
- Anchorage Fire Station 1
Our second blessing happened on December 19th. It was our 18th annual Christmas party. With the help of numerous volunteers and organizations like Gap and Petco (both of which organized and collected teddy bears for the kids), we couldn't have had one of our most successful Children's Christmas parties ever.
Thank you to everyone who was involved (named and unnamed). You ALL made the difference for hungry children right here in Anchorage, Alaska.

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