Alaska. Most of the seafood that gets donated to SeaShare for hunger relief comes from sustainable fisheries in the great state of Alaska.
Our goal is to ensure that a good portion of that bounty stays in Alaska, to feed Alaskans across the state who struggle with hunger.
Our goal is to send 800,000 servings of seafood across Alaska this year, and we've come a long way toward achieving that goal over the last few weeks.
We've just sent 24,000 pounds (96,000 servings) of halibut to Nome and Kotzebue thanks to Ocean Beauty Seafoods, with transportation provided by the US Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. This is an annual donation that started in 2013, and has resulted in over 73,000 pounds donated in Kotzebue over the years, with another 45,000 donated in Nome.
We're also sending 18,000 pounds of salmon, halibut, and lingcod to the Kenai Food Bank this week, thanks to a generous donation from Trident Seafoods in Kodiak.
With North Pacific Seafoods, we're sending halibut and salmon to Kodiak on a regular basis.
We've also sent seafood to Anchorage, Fairbanks, St. Paul Island, Juneau, Bristol Bay, and the Yukon Kuskokwim region this year, totaling nearly 160,000 pounds. That's 640,000 servings from Alaska, for Alaska.