SeaShare, the Seattle-based non-profit dedicated to distribution of high quality seafood to food banks nationwide, has received a donation of 450,000 portions of oven ready pollock and hake from the At-Sea Processors Association.
SeaShare’s Mary Harmon said Aug. 25 that the APA rallied once again to generate its annual donation of the lightly breaded four-ounce portions.
APA members have donated pollock and hake annually to SeaShare for many years.
SeaShare receives the fish and sends it for processing to Trident Seafoods on the West Coast and Highliner Foods on the East Coast.
Both processors donate breading and packaging and deeply discount their processing time to SeaShare.
For the most recent project concluded in June, Harmon said Seashare thanked Glacier Fish, Arctic Fjord, Arctic Storm and Coastal villages.
“We still have a few more donations to receive from APA members this year so we anticipate getting even more of this tasty product out to food banks across the country before year end,” Harmon said.
SeaShare is the only nonprofit dedicated to providing seafood to food banks, to help them provide for over 49 million Americans with limited access to nutritional foods.
Of the four billion pounds of food distributed through the Feeding America network less than two percent is nutrient-dense, animal based protein and seafood only makes up a fraction of that, SeaShare notes on its website.
Seafood contains a high quality protein that includes all of the essential amino acids for human health, making it a complete protein source. A three-ounce service of seafood provides a third of the recommended daily intake.
More information about SeaShare is online at www.seashare.org