USDA Purchases Nearly $4.5 M in Canned Alaska Pink Salmon for Domestic Food Assistance

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has purchased $4,491,524 worth of canned Alaska pink salmon from OBI Seafoods, Silver Bay Seafoods LLC and Trident Seafoods Corp. for distribution to child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2023. The purchase, announced March 16, was the result of offers received in response to a March 2 USDA solicitation.

Deliveries are to be made from April 16 through Aug. 30.

Purchases from OBI at Kodiak totaling $758,692, are destined for food assistance programs in Louisiana, New York and Texas.

Purchases from Silver Bay Seafoods in Sitka, totaling $3,548,911, are to be delivered in California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, New York and Texas.

Purchases from Trident Seafoods’ Cordova plant, totaling $183,920, will be directed to Idaho and Louisiana.