December 17, 2020

54,000 Food Servings Donated to Communities in Need This Year By American Seafoods


City Harvest stacking boxes of donations

Photo provided by City Harvest

American Seafoods is committed to helping people eat nutritious, sustainable meals – no matter the circumstances. In support of people struggling with hunger and food insecurity, we have donated nearly 55,000 servings of 100% Wild Alaska Pollock to communities hit hardest by COVID-19.

“Our promise to the world is we feed people better food sourced from a better place,” said Mikel Durham, CEO of American Seafoods. “Many people are facing unprecedented financial burdens because of COVID-19, and that means more people are going hungry. We are committed to helping the world get through this crisis one meal at a time.”

In our home town of Seattle, we donated 6,300 portions of Wild Alaska Pollock to Operation Sack Lunch.  OSL provides high quality meals to people struggling with hunger, as well as other services like COVID-19 quarantine shelters.

“During this crisis OSL has increased our production from just over 3,300 meals a day to over 7,000 meals,” said Chef Taran Graham, Director and Logistics Development Manager for OSL’s Food In Motion program. “These meals are vital to the emergency meal system and to the populations who are receiving them.”

In New York City, one of the places hit hardest by COVID-19 in the world, we donated 48,000 servings of Wild Alaska Pollock to City Harvest, New York City's largest food rescue organization. Their fleet of 22 trucks are on the road every day delivering fresh, healthy food to New Yorkers in need. American Seafoods' donations will go through City Harvest to help organizations such as the Harding Ford Vision Pantry, Migrant Kitchen, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, and Open Door Family Life Center.

“Designated an essential service by New York State, City Harvest has mobilized to feed all New Yorkers in need during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond,” said Ellen Granger, Food Sourcing Manager. “We are incredibly thankful for American Seafoods’ support as we continue to scale up our operations to meet the overwhelming need in our city. Their donation has enabled us to deliver high-quality protein to food pantries across the city."

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