All that seafood at seafood expo. Where does it go?

Posted on March 30, 2017

Each year there is an amazing array of seafood on display at Seafood Expo North America in Boston. Where does all that seafood go? It gets donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank! How cool is that? For many years, SeaShare has helped coordinate the donation by expo exhibitors to the food bank. The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau supports SeaShare, coordinates the logistics, and we save thousands of pounds of amazing seafood from being thrown away. This year 30,800 pounds were donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank, that's over 120,000 servings of seafood for people struggling with hunger in Boston and throughout New England. 


What I learned at the Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

Posted on March 08, 2017

The Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, jointly hosted by Feeding America and FRAC (Food Research and Action Center) took place in Washington, D.C. in early March. It was inspiring to be in the room with so many anti-hunger advocates, many of them on the frontlines in D.C., all fired up and ready to fight for the social safety net. Researchers were also eager to share the latest results on the impact of anti-hunger programs on America's poor. 


National Fisheries Institute's Future Leaders Volunteer at San Francisco-Marin Food Bank with SeaShare

Posted on January 17, 2017

An energetic group of 33 seafood industry professionals, who are recent graduates of the National Fisheries Institute's (NFI) Future Leaders program, volunteered with SeaShare at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank yesterday, repacking over 3,000 pounds of food. This was the culmination of a year-long program in which the Future Leaders annually find new and creative ways to support SeaShare's mission to bring seafood to food banks across the U.S.