From the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC): Millions Still Struggle Despite Drop in Number of Households Experiencing Food Insecurity

Posted on September 07, 2017

Continued investment necessary in federal nutrition programs to reduce hunger and poverty.  More than 41 million Americans lived in households struggling with food insecurity — limited or uncertain access to enough food — in 2016, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service. The data reveal a small and not statistically significant decline in household food insecurity in 2016 from the previous year, with the rate dropping from 12.7 to 12.3 percent. 


Can your company help? SeaShare, the seafood industry’s answer to hunger, is coordinating seafood donations for the families affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Posted on September 05, 2017

We have freight, cold storage, and food bank partners lined-up and ready to receive your seafood donations. Generous seafood companies have already pledged over 100,000 pounds of salmon, pollock, and catfish, but the need is great and will continue in the weeks and months ahead. Please join NFI and other seafood leaders who are responding to this immediate need. Call or email us with your pledge. We will ensure your donation quickly gets to people struggling to get back on their feet after these devastating storms. 206-842-3609 / / Thank you!


What's in the box?

Posted on August 31, 2017

It's a freezer! And it's currently en route to tiny St. Paul Island, in the Bering Sea. We donated 900 pounds of halibut for people struggling with hunger on St. Paul earlier this year. We realized that if SeaShare is going to make more regular donations in St. Paul, where the needs are great, the community needs more freezer space. Thanks to the Terry Shaff Memorial Fund, we're sending this new three door reach-in freezer to the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI), with transportation from Seattle donated by Coastal Transportation. ACSPI will install the freezer in their food bank, and will use it to store future seafood donations and other frozen foods.