11 Jan 2018 Arctic Hunger: Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind Arctic Hunger: Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind
“The price of food in remote Alaska towns is incredibly high,” says Sarah Glaser, marketing and communication manager for Food Bank of Alaska. “It’s typical to see a gallon of milk for $10, or a loaf of bread for $6. ” Many living in these remote towns simply can’t afford to purchase all of their food at the grocery store. Alaska ranks highest for unemployment at 7.3% due to a large proportion of seasonal jobs dependent on the volatile oil, mining and fishing industries.