On July 29, 2015, SeaShare, the non-profit seafood organization that feeds the hungry through donations, took another huge leap forward in supplying the in-need communities of Alaska with sustainable seafood. SeaShare, along with Ocean Beauty and the other companies listed below, were able to deliver 21,000 pounds of halibut to remote villages in Alaska that were in need of food. In Nome, Alaska 10,000 pounds of halibut were distributed to the villages of Savoonga, Gambell, Diomede and Whales. These small villages have recently been greatly impacted by hunger due to the low walrus harvest this spring, which is usually their main food source.
After leaving behind the smiling faces of these local families, the U.S. Coast Guard loaded up another 11,000 pounds of halibut and flew to the villages of Kotzebue, Ambler, Shungnak, Kobuk, Deering, Kivalina, Noatak, Busckland, Noorvik, Kiana and Selawik.
This undertaking would not have been possible without the generous seafood donations by Ocean Beauty Seafoods and North Pacific Seafoods, both with locations in Kodiak, Alaska. Additional thanks goes to US Coast Guard volunteer team, Bering Air, Lynden Freight, Erickson Helicopters and Ravn Alaska for donating freight to move the halibut to the villages in need.
This is a great example and accomplishment of how the Alaska seafood community comes together with SeaShare to give back by providing sustainable seafood to feed hunger.
visit SeaShare’s blog to read the full story. https://www.seashare.org/blog/2015/flying-halibut-to-remote-alaskan-villages-with-us-coast-guard