SeaShare, the Seattle-based non-profit dedicated to providing seafood to the nation’s food banks, has sent more than two million servings of wild Alaska Pollock to food banks around the United States.
The effort, in collaboration with the Feeding America network of food banks, earmarked family-sized packages of the Pollock for 16 food banks in 12 states.
Jim Harmon, executive director of Sea Share, said this donation is important as the nation combats the novel Coronavirus, better known as COVID-19, particularly people struggling with hunger, who are at particular risk from the spread of this deadly virus.
“Wild Alaska Pollock provides top-tier nutrition for the clients of food banks, and we are thankful that the seafood industry continues to help feed our neighbors in these uncertain times,” Harmon said. “Over the past 25 years,
SeaShare and our industry partners have sent over 230 million servings of nutritious seafood to food banks from coast to coast, and we will continue to support our food banks with the best protein available-seafood.”
SeaShare Feeding America, Seafood Nutrition Partnership and the Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers are collaborating to ensure that more Americans have access to the myriad health benefits of seafood.
SeaShare was founded in 1994 to help the seafood industry donate to hunger relief efforts nationwide.