This fall, thanks to a partnership between The Wave Foundation, Alaskans Own, and the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska, Alaska’s military families will have the opportunity to fill their freezers with several kinds of wild Alaska seafood, including sablefish and troll-caught keta salmon. The Armed Services YMCA of Alaska will distribute 50,000 pounds of donated fish to Alaska’s active duty military members and their families on bases and through deliveries to remote locations where military members have limited food access.

The project, made possible by funding from Catch Together, originated from conversations between The Wave Foundation, Sitka-based Alaskans Own, Food Fleet, Major General Melvin G. Spiese (retired), and Armed Services YMCA of Alaska. Those conversations identified an opportunity for Alaska’s fishermen to provide high quality, nutrient-rich protein to Alaska’s military members for the coming winter.

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