SeaShare, the Washington State non-profit dedicated to bringing seafood to food banks, has donated 170,000 servings of salmon to food banks in Washington D.C. and Virginia.
Jim Harmon, executive director of SeaShare, said Nov. 1 that the donation to the Capitol Area Food Bank of Washington D.C. and the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank were made possible with help from High Liner Foods, and US Foods.
High Liner Foods, a major seafood company, donated the product, pulled salmon BBQ, which is similar to pulled pork, but containing high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. The pulled salmon BBQ is easy to cook, comes frozen and can be steamed or boiled in the package, Harmon said.
That ease of preparation is important to many families who struggle with hunger, juggling jobs and kids, to find time to cook healthy meals, Harmon said.
SeaShare and High Liner Foods are long time partners in hunger relief. SeaShare worked with a national network of food banks to identify food banks close to High Liner Foods’ Newport News facility that were able to accept such a large volume of seafood, Harmon said. US Foods, one of the nation’s largest food service distributors, provided fright to each of the food banks.
SeaShare, based on Bainbridge Island, WA., has since 1994 donated over 210 million servings of seafood to food banks nationwide.