February 12, 2012
SeaShare has continued to support Food Bank of Alaska by providing much needed protein in the form of canned salmon. This product is distributed to FBA agencies serving villages and communities throughout Southcentral Alaska and the Matanuska Valley. At a time of reduced income from both government and traditional donation sources due to a sluggish economy the salmon provided by SeaShare is invaluable in trying to provide a balanced, healthy diet to our neoghbors in need. Reg Buchanan Food Resources Food Bank of Alaska
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February 11, 2011
I am a food resource, freight and logistics person for the Food Bank of Alaska. FBA provides food assistance to food pantries all over the State of Alaska and distributes approximately 6,000,000 lbs of food to over 80,000 Alaskan each year. Seashare has been a wondeful help in providing much needed protein (other than peanut butter) to needy families all over Alaska. As much of the product is from Alaskan waters its culturally acceptable and meets a definite need, especially in rural Alaska, during the winter months. Working with Jim and Mary Harmon has been a very productive experience in obtaining, shipping and distributing these very valuable seafood commodities.
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Distribution of Seahare products to Alaskan food pantries serving needy families as well as other Alaskan food banks.
I have personally visited many of these food pantries and know first hand what they are doing with the products.
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Expand it. Lack of protein other than USDA peanut butter is a constant challenge that every food bank deals with and, with a down economy the last couple of years, the demand on food banks for nutritous foods has grown enormously.
Client Served & Accept product, arrange shipping and logistics.