Food Assistance


NVE participates in two USDA food programs: Food Bank of Alaska and FDPIR. All people residing in Cordova may apply. See both applications to select the program that best suites you. You may participate in both programs if you meet the eligibility guidelines.

Food Bank of Alaska eligibility is based on gross household income or other qualifying factors. See the application for details.

FDPIR eligibility is based on gross household income. *You may not receive FDPIR benefits the same month you receive SNAP benefits.

Apply for one or both of our food programs (Food Bank of Alaska and FDPIR) by completing the correct application in person or emailing it to food@eyak-nsn.gov



Monthly pickups are generally scheduled between 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. the last 2 weeks of the month. For Food Bank participants, please call after the 15th of each month to request a pick up time. FDPIR participants will receive a monthly call to put their food list together.

Food Bank of Alaska requires that all clients reapply every October. Certification is good for 1-year.

FDPIR applications vary from 1 month to 1 year depending on eligibility. 

Distributions for both programs are given out once a month.

Freight delivery can effect distribution days. Calling ahead allows us to schedule a specific time for pickup. By staggering our pickups, we are able to better serve you.

If you are unable to pick your distribution, another one of your household members may pick up as long as they are listed on your application as a proxy.
If you are the only person in your household and are unable to pick up, you may designate a proxy.

Distributions are based on household size. See application for household size guidelines.

We receive a variety of shelf-stable, frozen and fresh foods each month. Types of items vary month to month according to what Food Bank of Alaska and FDPIR sends us. We do not have control over food supplies and have little say on what we receive. However, if you have any special requests, we are happy to pass that info along.


Masonic Lodge
400 First Street

Office hours:
Monday & Tuesday
11pm – 3pm and by appointment.


Phone: (907) 424-2665

Email: food@eyak-nsn.gov

Questions? Contact Us

Main Contact: Vivian Lian, Food Assistance Program Manager

Phone: (907) 424-2665

Email: food@eyak-nsn.gov

Office Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays, 11:00PM-3PM, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Non-discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the na ture and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.