Unalaskans Donate 671 Pounds of Groceries To St. George

Nov 26, 2019
Patrick Pletnikoff

Community members recently organized a food drive for the community of St. George.  The drive brought in 671 pounds of groceries, including 12 turkeys and two hams.  The St. George Relief Fund (SGRF) organized the food drive.  SGRF is a non-profit that was formed in order to provide emergency relief to St. George village in the Pribilof Islands.  

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Thanks to a new direct flight, Unalaskans are bringing food and clothes to their northern neighbors on St. George Island, some 200 miles across the Bering Sea.

The community of 60 people has already received dozens of boxes filled with canned goods, winter clothing, and spare blankets.

"I can't thank the people enough in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor for caring about us," said Mayor Pat Pletnikoff of St. George. "It's pretty amazing."