HOMER—Salmon Sisters, the fishermen-sister owned Alaskan seafood and design brand’s charitable Give Fish Project has expanded, and will now donate one-percent of all sales. Funds donated through the Give Fish Project will be used to purchase Alaskan seafood product for donation to the Food Bank of Alaska.
Launched in 2016, the Give Fish Project originally donated one can of wild salmon to The Food Bank of Alaska for each order placed on the Salmon Sisters website. To-date, the brand has donated over 100,000 cans. The new one-percent model expands the brand’s overall donation, and better accommodates the needs of the food bank, as well seasonality of available Alaskan seafood on the market.
“Supporting the community that supports us is at the core of the Salmon Sisters brand philosophy,” says co-founder Emma Teal Lakautis. “We’re proud to be able to help address the issue of hunger in Alaska, and this new model allows us to do even more.”
Salmon Sisters founders Claire Neaton and Emma Teal Lakautis launched the Give Fish Project as a way to address a pressing issue in communities across their home state and aim to inspire other businesses to engage in community efforts of their own. Give Fish Project donations help to serve the nearly one in seven adults, and one in five children in Alaska that struggle with food insecurity. Donations are distributed across Alaska with the help of donated freight services from Lyden.
“The Give Fish Project brings together our core communities really nicely,” says co-founder Claire Neaton. “By purchasing Alaskan seafood, we can support Alaskan fishermen, and donating premium quality seafood allows us support healthy communities across the state.”