Sitka Mutual Aid

Neighbors taking care of neighbors in the face of COVID-19

Who We Are

Sitka Mutual Aid Network is a project of the Sitka Conservation Society that was launched in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While all of us have been affected by this challenge, we know that many people will be disproportionately impacted both by the virus and the preventative measures required.


Sitka Mutual Aid is one way to show solidarity and practice community care during this difficult time.


We match requests for assistance with offers of support, connecting Sitkans who can help one another. We serve people with financial need, people in quarantine,  people in self-isolation, and people at high-risk for COVID-19. Our primary forms of assistance are help with no-contact deliveries and errands, financial aid for groceries, and special distributions of goods.

From February to April 2021 we are providing home delivery of free USDA Farmers to Families food boxes. Please sign up for this service at the button above, or contact one of the other local distributors for help (STA, SAFV, Salvation Army, Elks, American Legion, Sitka Counseling, Sitka Moose Lodge).

We can also sign households up for ALFA's seafood donation program. If you would like to receive a delivery of free local seafood click the request support button and fill out the simple form. Deliveries are typically made on Thursdays.


Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?

Your community is here for you! The Sitka Mutual Aid Network can provide:


  • Financial aid for groceries

  • No-contact grocery deliveries

  • Help running errands

  • Special deliveries of donated goods

  • Enrollment in the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association seafood donation program


Is there something else you need? Let us know! There may be a volunteer who can help.


To request support, please fill out this form.


Want to support the network?

We need folks to provide no-contact deliveries, to help with socially-distance home tasks, to sign up as proxy fishermen, to provide housing for quarantine/self-isolation and more! To volunteer, please fill out this form.

To donate to our grocery assistance fund, please visit or send a check to Sitka Conservation Society, attn: Sitka Mutual Aid, PO Box 6533, Sitka, AK 99835.


If you have goods or services you would like to donate through the Sitka Mutual Aid Network, please contact or 907-738-0357.

Other Ways to Help

Donate to organizations providing food or housing support

  • The Salvation Army, 747-4519

  • The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Food Pantry, 747-3207

  • The SAFV Shelter, 747-3370

  • The Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association Seafood Donation Program,

  • The Homeless Coalition,

  • The City of Sitka Utility Support Program, 747-1818

Support local business

  • Visit the KCAW Coronavirus Information Hub for updates on business closures and services.

  • Don’t need anything yourself, but want to support a business? Send a meal, supplies or a treat to a neighbor or a group of essential workers

  • Practice good social distancing to protect essential workers! Curbside pick-up, delivery service, and wearing a mask are all great options.

Check in with your neighbors and friends, especially the elderly or home-bound

  • Call or use social media to ask how folks are doing and see if they need anything:

    • Help with errands

    • Access to information

    • Connections to service providers

  • Drop off an encouraging note on a doorstep or some basic necessities (while practicing good social distancing and preventative hygiene!)

Stay healthy and safe!


Get In Touch

Sitka Conservation Society, PO Box 6533, Sitka, Alaska 99835



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