A Seattle-based nonprofit is organizing the donation of 1,700 pounds of fish to be distributed in Kodiak this week.
SeaShare connects processors and food banks across the country to bring seafood to those in need. Executive director Jim Harmon says the nonprofit donates seafood in Kodiak on a regular basis.
“I think we donate four or five times a year depending on when they have room in their freezers for fish. If they have a need, they’ll call us and say we can take another 500 pounds and we also contact them when some of our processors’ freezers get full.”
According to a press release, this week the group is directing halibut and salmon from North Pacific Seafoods, Ocean Beauty Seafoods, and Trident Seafoods to the Brother Francis Shelter and to the Kodiak Baptist Mission.
Harmon says he’s also reaching out to groups in Nome and Kotzebue to arrange a donation in those communities in late July or early August.