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Alaska Canned Pink Salmon Heading to Ukraine
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Alaska Canned Pink Salmon Heading to Ukraine

More aid to help feed people with insufficient access to food in the war-torn Ukraine is on its way, thanks to a $300,000 donation by the Alaska Legislature, led by Sen. Gary Stevens, R- Kodiak. Some 3,200 cases of canned Alaska pink salmon were to be loaded onto a container ship in Seattle on Monday, Aug. 8, headed to chefs with the World Central Kitchen in the Ukraine, according to Bruce Schactler, food aid program and development director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The fish will provide some 400,000 meals for Ukrainians, Schactler said. The World Central Kitchen (WCK) was founded by celebrity chef Jose Andres in 2010 after a devastating earthquake in Haiti. Together with its partners, WCK has to date has served well over a million meals to Ukrainians living in ...
Silver Bay Seafoods Providing Humanitarian Relief to Ukraine
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Silver Bay Seafoods Providing Humanitarian Relief to Ukraine

A fisherman-owned seafood processing company in Sitka, Alaska with deep ties to Ukraine has reached out in a humanitarian effort with the donation of a 20-foot container filled with wild Alaska canned salmon and $130,000 USD to World Central Kitchen’s hunger relief program. “Silver Bay Seafoods is deeply connected to Ukraine,” company spokeswoman Abby Fredrick said. “Our employees have family friends and colleagues who have been seriously impacted by the situation in Ukraine.” “In particular, one of our long-standing fleet managers, Chris ‘Coach’ Hansen, was in Kharkiv with his wife and her daughter from the beginning of the attacks until they eventually found refuge in the Czech Republic,” she explained. Hansen, a former Eastern Washington University football player, became t...