Past and Present: Glenn Hackney

Glenn Hackney moves boxes of food to the door on the Fairbanks Food Bank Truck so volunteers at First Presbyterian Church can carry them inside on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Hackney met his wife Esther at Cornell University in New York. They married in 1946 and came to Alaska in 1948. After moving to Fairbanks in 1964, Hackney served 8 years in the Alaska Legislature, from 1972 to 1980, and was working there when the permanent fund bill passed. Hackney has spent over 30 years volunteering at the Fairbanks Food Bank and at the young age of 91 he still volunteers every Wednesday by brining a truck-load of food from the food bank to First Presbyterian Church. He and Esther became members at First Presbyterian in 1962 and were married 65-and-a-half years when she passed away in 2012. He never regrets a day of being a member there and says, "life has been so good I can't believe it." Have you or someone you know had their photograph taken by a News-Miner photographer 10 or more years ago? If you would be interested in participating in this project contact Erin Corneliussen at