The mission of Fairbanks Community Food Bank is to provide food for hungry people and to distribute surplus food that would ordinarily be discarded. All locally collected food is to be distributed without charge. Fairbanks Community Food Bank receives funding from private and government grants, United Way, corporations and contributions.
According to Fairbanks Community Food Bank's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, its fundraising expenses, $134,155, were 13.1% of related contributions, $1,021,447. Fairbanks Community Food Bank direct mail appeals, invitations to fundraising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, and internet as its methods of fundraising.