Together with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Food Safety and Sanitation Program, Child Nutrition Services has reviewed the use of donated fish and game in schools, residential childcare institutions, childcare and adult nutrition programs.
According to state regulations traditional wild game meat, seafood, plants, and other food may be donated to a food service of a residential childcare facility, a school lunch program, or a senior meal program provided that certain conditions are met.
It is very important to read and apply the Alaska State Food Code Regulations if you intend to accept such a donation.
On this page, you will find links to the state regulations as well as posters, forms, labels and additional resources for safe handling and use of these food items. Read these materials carefully before accepting any donated fish or wild game meats.
Additional Resources for Use of Fish and Game
- Make It Local - Recipes for Alaska's Children Cookbook (pdf)
- Revisions to Recipes in Original Make it Local (pdf)
- University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service
- Publications on food, nutrition and health
- Food Preservation - Freezing
- Home Freezing of Fish
- University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service
- Food Safety and Preservation Publications
- Preserving Food: What To Do if the Freezer Stops
- Freezing Animal Products