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Non-Profits to Feature Local Seafood for a Cause at Ship Creek Salmon Derby this Weekend

Unique and delicious seafood dishes will be available this weekend at the Ship Creek Salmon Derby. Two non-profits, the Downtown Soup Kitchen and the Alaska Marine Conservation Council  (AMCC), are piloting the sale of several food products that will feature local seafood and benefit community-based fishermen as well as the cause of homelessness and hunger in Anchorage.

The food products offered will feature Kodiak Tanner crab and be available at the Ship Creek Salmon Derby headquarters booth from Friday June 7th through Sunday June 9th.  Crab and corn bisque, crab rolls prepared similarly to a traditional lobster roll, and crab pasta salad will be served. The Tanner crab, or giant snow crab, as it is often known, was harvested in the waters off Kodiak by conservation-minded, community fishermen as part of AMCC’s “Catch of the Season” annual Community Supported Fishery.

All products will be prepared by Downtown Soup Kitchen volunteers, including Chef Glen Knight, in the organization’s new facility. Proceeds from product sales will benefit both non-profits who have diverse missions but have found unique common ground that connects them.

“We are excited to work with the Downtown Soup Kitchen to pilot value-added products featuring seafood caught by community-based fishermen in Kodiak. A great seafood product will reach people in new ways thanks to the volunteers and facilities of the Soup Kitchen,” said Kelly Harrell, Executive Director at the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.

“The Downtown Soup Kitchen (DSK) looks forward to this new effort of making high quality food products that supports both efforts of the AMCC and the DSK.  It really is food with a cause,” said Dean Williams, Executive Director of the Downtown Soup Kitchen.

Fishermen and Anchorage residents are encouraged to go to Ship Creek this weekend to try the tasty seafood delights and to learn more about the organizations and their social enterprises.

Unique and delicious seafood dishes will be available this weekend at the Ship Creek Salmon Derby. Two non-profits, the Downtown Soup Kitchen and the Alaska Marine Conservation Council  (AMCC), are piloting the sale of several food products that will feature local seafood and benefit community-based fishermen as well as the cause of homelessness and hunger in Anchorage.

The food products offered will feature Kodiak Tanner crab and be available at the Ship Creek Salmon Derby headquarters booth from Friday June 7th through Sunday June 9th.  Crab and corn bisque, crab rolls prepared similarly to a traditional lobster roll, and crab pasta salad will be served. The Tanner crab, or giant snow crab, as it is often known, was harvested in the waters off Kodiak by conservation-minded, community fishermen as part of AMCC’s “Catch of the Season” annual Community Supported Fishery.

All products will be prepared by Downtown Soup Kitchen volunteers, including Chef Glen Knight, in the organization’s new facility. Proceeds from product sales will benefit both non-profits who have diverse missions but have found unique common ground that connects them.

“We are excited to work with the Downtown Soup Kitchen to pilot value-added products featuring seafood caught by community-based fishermen in Kodiak. A great seafood product will reach people in new ways thanks to the volunteers and facilities of the Soup Kitchen,” said Kelly Harrell, Executive Director at the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.

“The Downtown Soup Kitchen (DSK) looks forward to this new effort of making high quality food products that supports both efforts of the AMCC and the DSK.  It really is food with a cause,” said Dean Williams, Executive Director of the Downtown Soup Kitchen.

Fishermen and Anchorage residents are encouraged to go to Ship Creek this weekend to try the tasty seafood delights and to learn more about the organizations and their social enterprises.

  • For more information about the Alaska Marine Conservation Council & Catch of the Season visit: www.akmarine.org

 

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