Winter Meals Program: Selected Restaurants

Congratulations to the restaurants listed below! They were selected by lottery drawing today, at 11am AK Time, to be part of the Winter Meals Program. This round of the program will start on Monday, October 11, 2021 and run through Sunday, January 2, 2022. We’ll be in touch with everyone directly. Thank you for all of the submissions!

  1. Acai AK
  2. AK Alchemist
  3. Bridge Seafood
  4. Cassies Place
  5. Crush Bistro
  6. Eagle River Alehouse
  7. Gumbo House
  8. Hong Kong Restaurant
  9. Roscoes Soulfood
  10. Sal’s NY Grill
  11. South Restaurant
  12. Spenard Roadhouse
  13. Subway of Gridwood
  14. Little Miss Café
  15. Waffles and What Not
  16. Writer’s Block

COVID Impact Report: November 2 , 2020 – February 28, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic is delivering unprecedented economic challenges to thousands of Alaskans.

• Alaska’s leisure and hospitality industry has experienced the biggest labor hit, accounting for more than a third of the state’s job losses in 2020.

• It’s projected that 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year.

Who’s being helped

Funding provided by the Municipality of Anchorage and the Alaska Community Foundation in partnership with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, together with dozens of individual donors from across our community.

A win-win-win partnership

The Alaska Hospitality Retailers Association, the Municipality of Anchorage, and United Way of Anchorage created an innovative partnership to bring desperately needed revenue to Anchorage restaurants, keep restaurant workers — cooks, dishwashers, and delivery staff — on the job, purchase food and supplies, and provide welcome meals to low-income families, children, youth and seniors who are underserved and food insecure.


Free COVID-19 Testing Locations

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AKHR C.A.R.E.S Meals Food Program Grantees Announced

Alaska Hospitality Retailers, United Way and the Municipality of Anchorage are happy to announce the second round of the AKHR C.A.R.E.S Meals Food Program grantees.


Mo’s Deli

Wild Fork

Middle Way

Tequila 61

Subway Girdwood

Anchorage Cider House

Mr. Darryl’s Southern BBQ


Bridge Seafood

Anchorage Ale House

Fancy Moose

Oriental Garden

Cassie’s Place

Top Bop

Burrito King

Thanks to everyone for their interest and support.

AKHR C.A.R.E.S Meals Food Program Now Open

Alaska Hospitality Retailers, United Way and the Municipality of Anchorage are happy to announce the second round of the AKHR C.A.R.E.S Meals Food Program. If you have already participated in the first round, you are still required to apply. Everyone must read the Restaurant Responsibilities:

See the Press Release:

Applications will close Thursday, Jan. 7, at 5 p.m. A lottery will select 15 restaurants at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. The new program will begin Monday, Jan. 11.

The Application Period is Now Closed.

Hospitality Grants

Starting today, the Alaska Hospitality Retailers Association (AkHR) will begin issuing a second round of $7,000 Hospitality Relief Tier C grants to every business who received funds in round 1.

This second round grant is not CARES Act-funded, so you will be allowed to use the grant funds for your employees and businesses into 2021.  Businesses who received the $7,000 Hospitality Relief Tier C grants from AkHR during the first round will automatically qualify for a second round of $7,000 grant payments. You will not be required to reapply or resubmit documentation.

AkHR will begin issuing these checks immediately using the remaining funds from the first round of the Hospitality Relief program.  All businesses who received checks will automatically qualify, no need to submit an application.

July 23, 2020

#AlaskaTogether Campaign: New Video

Take a look at our new video spot for our #AlaskaTogether campaign.

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Mayor issues Emergency Order EO-14

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Today, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz signed Emergency Order EO-14 to preserve health and save lives in the Municipality of Anchorage. EO-14 returns our community to a modified version of Phase Two in the Safe Anchorage: Roadmap to Reopening the Municipality of Anchorage plan. EO-14 limits public interactions in high-risk situations such as bars, restaurants, gyms, bingo halls, and other indoor facilities, through capacity and gathering limitations. These regulations supersede EO-10 in part and take effect Friday, July 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. The portions of EO-10 (“Maintenance”) and its attachments that do not conflict with this order remain in effect. READ MORE.


This AB-15 licensed premises COVID application is a temporary form required for all liquor licensees seeking to alter the functional floor plan or reduce or expand the area of the establishment’s existing licensed premises, during the Governor’s COVID-19 Health Mandates. The license premises must return to its original configuration when the Governor’s suspension of Title 4 provisions expires on November 15, 2020. AMCO can rescind this form and the changes you have requested at any time. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION

NEW UPDATE: Final Phase 3 Operating Requirements

NEW UPDATE: Final Phase 3 Operating Requirements

Download the updated PDF.