SeaShare, Hook Line and Savor Seafood Start-Up Announce Innovative Partnership
Posted on January 24, 2019
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SeaShare has teamed up with Open Blue Cobia to bring more seafood to food banks, and you can help, with a like, share, and #SeaSharetheMagic post on Facebook. Check it out:
Since 2011, SeaShare and the National Fisheries Institute's Future Leaders Program have partnered to raise awareness about the seafood industry's fight against hunger, to engage donors new and old to donate seafood for distribution to food banks, and to raise funds for SeaShare.
On September 14th, we made our way to Washington, D.C. to attend the Seafood Nutrition Partnership's State of the Science Symposium. What a treat to be in the room with the real life scientists studying the health benefits of seafood and omega 3 fatty acids!
It's become an annual tradition. SeaShare pools generous seafood donations from seafood industry donors, and the US Coast Guard Air Station in Kodiak loads up the palettes of fish for delivery to Kotzebue and Nome. This year we worked with Ocean Beauty Seafoods and North Pacific Seafoods to send a combined 17,000 pounds of frozen salmon and halibut up north on August 30th. That's 68,000 servings to be distributed to villages where access to seafood is limited, and a changing climate is making some traditional foods scarce.
The salmon season in Bristol Bay, Alaska was record breaking this year, yet fisheries in other parts of the state failed. SeaShare received a call from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to ask for help supplying seafood to communities around Chignik. We contacted our friend Jed Skidmore at Trident Seafoods in Kodiak, and he was able to process, freeze, and share 350 pounds (1,400 servings) of lingcod with us.
The seafood industry provides over a million jobs in the U.S. Our partner, The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) is telling stories about the seafood industry, and the people who work in it, to raise awareness about the need to protect seafood jobs and the communities that rely on them from trade policies that hurt the industry and put those jobs at risk.
SeaShare leads the seafood industry in a collective effort to improve nutrition for the families served by our nation's food bank network.
We are in Barcelona this week, attending the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world's premier conference on seafood sustainability. Back in March we were invited to attend, as SeaShare was selected as one of 17 finalists in four categories: leadership, innovation, vision, and advocacy. Nearly 100 nominations were submitted for the award, and we were excited to be selected as a finalist.
SeaShare was delighted to be asked to take part in the Bainbridge Island School District's Multicultural Advisory Committee's recent Salon Night on Global Health.
We would love to have your support, to help us bring even more seafood to food banks and feeding centers in Washington and across the U.S. All donations made through this link: https://kitsapgreatgive.org/np...will be "boosted" at least 15% by the Kitsap Community Foundation. Thank you!
Thanks to the generosity of North Pacific Seafoods, we were able to spread some Valentine's love this week for the people served by Helpline House, in our hometown of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Fighting hunger is a team sport, and today the National Fisheries Institute's Future Leaders helped us sort 19,000 pounds of food at Feeding South Florida Food Bank, in Miami. We're so grateful for our partnership with NFI and the Future Leaders, who every year help SeaShare access more seafood for hunger relief across the U.S. A big thank you to Feeding South Florida, for hosting us, and for being a great partner in the fight against hunger in Florida.
A new study published in Nature this month links children's consumption of seafood with improved sleep - which may be the reason for improved cognition among children who regularly consume seafood. This is pretty exciting stuff!
E&E Foods has done workplace giving campaigns in support of SeaShare since 2010. E&E went into their 2017 campaign with the equivalent of 600,000 servings of seafood donated in all previous years combined, with all donations matched 1:1 by the company.
We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Khavyar, an online caviar purveyor based in New Orleans, to improve nutrition at food banks.
What does that mean? It's a global day of giving, and YOU can be a part of it. Please make a donation tomorrow: www.seashare.org/donate or you can make a donation on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SeaSh... and we will pay no credit card transaction fees!
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Friends, we'll be at the Fishermen's Fall Festival THIS SATURDAY, September 23rd at Fishermen's Terminal in Seattle from 11 am - 6 pm. Come see us! Take our fishy quiz! We will have fun and games for the kids! Learn more about how we get seafood to food banks across the U.S.