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Marine Harvest Canada reaches out to Tri-Cities area

Marine Harvest Canada

Marine Harvest Canada helps support over 140 community organizations in B.C. every year.

Image:(L to R) Jeremy Dunn, director of community relations and public affairs at Marine Harvest Canada, Joan Isaacs, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain and Valerie Hutton, Director of Fund Development for the SHARE Food Bank.

The helping hand of Marine Harvest Canada reached out to the needy in the Tri-Cities area this week by donating 300 pounds of fresh B.C. salmon to serve 1000 people.

In addition, Marine Harvest will also donate 30 pounds of salmon per week to be served to 100 people.

This donation was generously arranged by Joan Isaacs, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, said Valerie Hutton, Director of Fund Development for the SHARE Food Bank.

“SHARE’s recently expanded refrigeration capacity has enabled us to focus on getting fresh produce, meat, fish and dairy to our food bank clients,” she said.

“Super excited that SHARE Food Bank can stock their new cooler with salmon, a healthy food source,” said Isaacs, adding “Thank you Jeremy Dunn and Marine Harvest for investing in our community.”

Dunn, the director of community relations and public affairs at Marine Harvest Canada said his colleagues are proud to be able to help build better communities for all of British Columbia.

Marine Harvest Canada helps support over 140 community organizations in B.C. every year.

The aquaculture giant globally produces one-fifth of the world’s farm-raised salmon at facilities in Norway, Scotland, Canada, Chile, Ireland and the Faroe Islands. In Canada, Marine Harvest operates salmon farms on the B.C. coast, where 530 people produce 45,000 tonnes of sustainable farm-raised Atlantic salmon each year.

“SHARE has such an honourable mission and we’re glad we can assist as they help so many every day,” he said.

Each year SHARE serves over 6,000 people through its Food Bank. Of those served, 37% are children and 12% are seniors.

“These people are our neighbours, friends and colleagues – all of whom need a little help in making ends meet and to feed themselves and their families,” said Hutton.

“The support of community leaders like MLA Isaacs and organizations like Marine Harvest Canada allows SHARE to ensure everyone has access to the healthy food they need to reach their full potential,” she said.

SHARE has served the Tri-Cities community since 1972 and provides a range of services including counselling, parenting programs, support for children and youth with special needs, seniors’ services, housing and more.

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