SeaShare Tackles the Hunger Crisis in America | Seafoodie

October 4, 2020

Seafood is essential to feeding hungry Americans

The COVID-19 crisis has plunged tens of millions more people in this country into food insecurity. At a time when millions have lost their jobs, many Americans are turning to food banks to feed their families. SeaShare, an innovative non-profit,  moves high-quality, first-run seafood that, instead of being sold in a market or restaurant, is distributed to food banks nationwide. Getting seafood from the ocean into food banks is a complex and costly process. SeaShare provides the framework and logistics that allow a wide range of partners to work together to make large- and small-scale donations possible.  Over the past 24 years, SeaShare has delivered more than 220 million seafood servings to food banks and feeding centers.  Seafoodie host, Chef Robert Jones, talks with Jim Harmon, Executive Director of SeaShare, about the monumental task of delivering fresh seafood to our nation's hungry.  Where there's a will, there's a way.

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Robert E. Jones

Chef Robert is a respected leader in sustainable seafood and a passionate advocate for global food systems reform. Before attending the Culinary Institute of America in Napa he had 20+ years of experience in government affairs, advocacy, and public policy including managing a sustainable fisheries portfolio for a global organization and as an appointee by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Today he advises clients on ways to promote sustainable seafood and tackle loss and waste in the supply chain.