The Alaska Global Food Aid Program was created in 2004 as a partnership of the State of Alaska and its fishing industry to expand the market and develop new customers for Alaska Seafood products. As the worldwide need for food aid evolves, nutrition has become a driving force in domestic and international food policy and their associated programs. This expanded demand for increased nutrition necessitates new product development for people of all ages worldwide.
The Alaska Global Food Aid Program concentrates on making seafood available to deliver critical high-quality nutrition to meet people’s needs in U.S. food banks and other food and nutrition safety net programs, like the School Lunch and the Women Infants and Children’s Supplemental Nutrition program. Disasters, both domestic and foreign, are becoming more frequent, so the need for canned or powdered (dry), shelf stable, high protein products is constant. Alaska seafood products fit these requirements better than any in the marketplace and they help the food insecure people across the U.S. and around the world.
Protecting Alaska’s fisheries with sustainable practices helps end hunger and food insecurity with safe, sustainable wild Alaska Seafood and contributes to the United Nations’ global Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainable Development Goal 2:
By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.
Sustainable Development Goal 14:
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.