Top Donors Celebrated at SENA

This year’s Seafood Expo North America was busy for SeaShare and our partners. We were pleased to present Top Donor awards to Trident Seafoods and OBI Seafoods. Trident has donated more than 30 million servings of seafood to SeaShare in the past year, and OBI has donated 20 million servings.

In addition to donations of nutritious, sustainable seafood, both seafood companies provide support to SeaShare so that seafood can be sent food banks as quickly and efficiently as possible.

“[Both companies’] generosity and leadership have been instrumental in building SeaShare into the largest seafood donor in the country to Feeding America food banks and feeding centers,” said Jim Harmon, SeaShare Executive Director.

Trident Seafoods is one of the largest vertically integrated seafood companies in the country. Giving back to the communities it operates in aligns with Trident’s core values of caring for each other and doing the right thing, and the company recognizes the incredible health benefits that seafood provides to those facing food insecurity.

“It’s staggering to think that one in five Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from,” said Joe Bundrant, CEO of Trident Seafoods. “Through our work with SeaShare, we’re proud to have donated more than 30 million servings of nutritious, wild Alaska seafood to food banks and feeding centers around the country since 1994. While the work to end hunger doesn’t stop with this award, we’re honored and humbled to be recognized by SeaShare.”

OBI Seafoods was formed in 2020 by merging the Alaska operations of Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Icicle Seafoods to create one of the largest seafood producers in the state. The company cohosts an annual golf tournament in Seattle, the proceeds of which benefit SeaShare.

“We are delighted to receive this honor and are proud of the decades of strong partnership we have with SeaShare in providing highly nutritious wild Alaska seafood to American families,” said John Hanrahan, President & CEO, OBI Seafoods.