SeaShare: Helping to Feed People Well

When it comes to nutrition, seafood packs a punch, but it is a rare commodity in food banks. SeaShare is the only nonprofit dedicated to filling this essential need. Founded in 1994, SeaShare fosters partnerships between government agencies, seafood companies, and food banks in a shared effort to provide high quality, nutrient rich seafood for hunger‑relief.

“We’re proud to help SeaShare provide quality seafood to America’s food banks,” said Tab Goto, President of E&E Foods and Seattle Shrimp & Seafoods. “SeaShare is a smart, strategic organization with an excellent mission; it’s wonderful to know that our partnership is helping to bring healthy protein to people who need it most.”

SeaShare has created a flexible and collective framework that accommodates whatever product or service a donor may want to provide. They then work to find the partners necessary to support and complete that contribution resulting in a successful seafood donation. This collaborative model encourages broad participation and shared costs which makes it affordable to provide these high value products to food banks and shelters across the nation.

SeaShare board members and staff utilize expertise in key areas of the industry; including policy and law, marketing and communications, harvesting and production, logistics, and finance. They are also guided by a sense of responsibility for the stewardship and efficient utilization of our nation's resources.

Please consider participating in or donating to this worthwhile effort. For contact details and more information about SeaShare, check out their website at

SeaShare recently highlighted E&E Foods' and Seattle Shrimp & Seafoods' participation in a recent blog post:

SeaShare Partner: E&E Foods
by Mary Harmon

E&E Foods has been a strategic partner with SeaShare for several years. They provide discounted processing and packaging services, and they donate financially. Last year alone E&E processed over 450,000 lbs salmon and halibut for Seashare, taking headed and gutted fish and cutting them into beautiful steak portions. The steaks were then water glazed and packed in sleeves and cases for transport to food banks across the nation and in Alaska.

As if scheduling SeaShare into an already full production system and offering discounted processing wasn't enough, E&E Foods employees and their sister company, Seattle Shrimp and Seafoods, held an employee donation drive for SeaShare during the month of December, for the second year in a row.

Owner/President, Tab Goto, generously matched their contributions. This presents a great example of how companies and individuals can work together with SeaShare to put more seafood in our nation's food banks. No one can do it alone, but together look what we can achieve.

Thank you E&E Foods and employees! You helped seafood reach the tables of many hungry people across the nation.

Jesse Umagat of E&E Foods checking processing.

Steaking salmon at the E&E Foods Federal Way Plant.

Whole H&G salmon, frozen and ready for steaking.