Extending a Helping Hand with Canned Salmon to People in the Philippines after the Typhoon
The State of Alaska and members of the Alaska fishing industry donated the equivalent of a million meals of Alaska canned pink salmon to the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Hayan. From May through August 2014, Salesian Missions, a faith-based private voluntary organization received and distributed product through its local partner Don Bosco, to programs throughout Cebu, Leyte, Eastern Samar, Bantayan, and Aklan, to help families during the reconstruction phase. The donation provided about a million meals to more than 100,000 recipients and their families in the affected areas.
Read about the Alaska Global Food Aid Program’s visit to the Philippines and the quest of Alaska salmon fisherwomen to meet Philippine fishing families, whose livelihoods got wiped out by the typhoon and gratefully became recipients of Alaska’s canned salmon donation through our partner Salesian Missions’ work.Read more