Traditional Foods and Donated Fish and Game

Together with the Department of Environmental Conservation, 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.

Department of Environmental Conservation, Food Safety and Sanitation Program

Additional Resources for Use of Fish and Game

Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Wildlife Division

University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service