E&E Foods Named 2020 Donor of the Year
Posted on April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021
SeaShare sent four truckloads (144,000 pounds!) of seafood from Channel Fish Processing in Boston to food banks in Louisiana, Michigan, and New York in the end of March. This is one of several large projects we’ve pursued to generate additional protein for food banks across the country during the pandemic.
Bainbridge Island, WA —SeaShare is pleased to announce that Rasmus Soerensen recently joined its Board of Directors. Soerensen is Executive VP of Global Sales and Marketing at American Seafoods Company LLC, where he has worked since February 2004. He is responsible for production planning, worldwide disposition of products, and market strategy development.
January 21, 2021
Thanks to Trident Seafoods, SeaShare has just sent 14,681 pounds of seafood to the Southeast Alaska Food Bank in Juneau. This seafood was delivereid to the refurbished freezer container that SeaShare installed for the SE Alaska Food Bank in 2019, greatly increasing the food bank's ability to store frozen food for local distribution.
SeaShare is excited to announce that we have received one of the very first ReFED COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions grants. This grant is being used to urgently send 750,000 seafood to food banks and feeding centers across the country. “COVID-19 has disrupted the regular flow of the food supply chain, making it difficult to get fresh, healthy food to the people who need it most and increasing the amount of food insecurity,” said Alexandria Coari, Capital and Innovation Director at ReFED, a national nonprofit working to advance solutions to reduce the amount of food waste. “The work of organizations like SeaShare is urgent, and we’re excited to get them the critical support they need from the ReFED COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund.”
E&E Foods has just generously donated 110,000 pounds of nutritious wild Alaska smelt for food banks, and SeaShare helped coordinate the first delivery for the Food Bank of Alaska - 30,000 pounds (120,000 servings) - with three more similarly sized donations scheduled to help address the growing needs in communities hit by the COVID-19 virus.
SeaShare partners with Feeding America’s national network of food banks to donate two million servings of high-protein seafood to Americans who struggle with hunger in these uncertain times.
This map shows all of the locations in Alaska where SeaShare has distributed seafood. Orange locations are places where SeaShare directly distributes to food banks/community groups. Blue locations receive our seafood from distribution partners. You can view an interactive version of this map at: https://drive.google.com/open?...
Chris Barrows, President of Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA), is joining SeaShare's Board of Directors in January 2020.
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We were delighted to see our partner in the fight against hunger - the General Mills Foundation's Nicola Dixon - at the ReFED food waste summit in San Francisco this week! General Mills is taking the lead on innovative food recovery programs in North America, and we are happy to be a part of this important work.
We are excited to report that the freezer we installed last summer in Bethel is running well, and about half the seafood we sent up there this year has now been distributed within the local community.
Alaska. Most of the seafood that gets donated to SeaShare for hunger relief comes from sustainable fisheries in the great state of Alaska.
SeaShare is excited to announce that we have been selected as a 2019 General Mills Food Recovery Champion. What does that mean? It means we were selected as one of 20 winners in North America who are working to expand food recovery programs to nourish more hungry people across the US and Canada.
SeaShare is honored to be participating in the National Fisheries Institute's Future Leaders program in 2019. This program selects 40 future leaders in the national seafood industry each year to take part in a traveling leadership program, learning about industry issues across the country, making professional connections, and in Washington, D.C., participating in a day-long advocacy day with members of congress.
We've had a busy spring in Alaska, with more annual donations coming up this summer. Here is what we've been up to these past few weeks:
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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.