Nonprofit project helps feed the needy with fish

By

Sean Murphy, SeafoodSource online editor

Published on
July 30, 2015

Donations from several seafood companies in Alaska, USA, helped nonprofit organization SeaShare deliver 21,000 pounds of halibut to needy people in remote villages in a recent outreach project in western Alaska.

SeaShare collects seafood to donate to food banks and other aid organizations that feed the hungry in the United States. In this case, the group brought donated frozen halibut to villages and small communities where some residents rely heavily on walrus harvests to feed their families. Low harvests this year have left them with much less protein.

“This is a great example of our seafood partners working with local communities and native corporations to address hunger,” said Jim Harmon, SeaShare’s executive director.

The halibut came from several seafood companies in Alaska, including Ocean Beauty Seafoods and North Pacific Seafoods. The U.S. Coast Guard helped deliver the fish to residents in the communities of Savoonga, Gambell, Diomede, Wales, Kotzebue, Ambler, Shungnak, Kobuk, Deering, Kivalina, Noatak, Busckland, Noorvik, Kiana and Selawik.

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