SeaShare recognizes American Seafoods


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
September 28, 2009

SeaShare on Tuesday recognized American Seafoods Group as being its first donor to provide 10 million seafood meals to the hungry.

“Ten million meals from one donor is an incredible milestone for SeaShare,” said Jim Harmon, SeaShare executive director. “American Seafoods’ leadership has been a catalyst since the very beginning, and much of the success we’ve had in our seafood communities is a result of the example that was set be American Seafoods. We couldn’t do it without them.”

“American Seafoods is proud to partner with SeaShare to assist those who need a helping hand. For our employees and our shareholder partners, this is among the most gratifying activities in which we participate,” said Bernt Bodal, American Seafoods chairman. “I’m very pleased that our company has reached this milestone and we plan to continue to support this worthy cause in future years.”

 Based in Bainbridge Island, Wash., SeaShare works with the seafood industry to provide nutrition to Americans who depend on food assistance from food banks, shelters, pantries and soup kitchens. Since 1994, the industry has donated more than 130 million meals through SeaShare and become one of the largest private sources of protein hunger relief in the United States.

Seattle-based American Seafoods Group is one of the United States’ largest seafood suppliers, harvesting and processing a variety of species, including pollock, cod, hake, yellowfin sole and scallops.

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