State's Food Banks get Salmon Donationby Beth Casper, staff writer
Statesman Journal, December 17, 2005
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has donated the equivalent of 146,000 servings of salmon to the Oregon Food Bank.
The salmon is delivered as frozen fillets ready for cooking.
The Oregon Food Bank will distribute the fillets to every county in Oregon through a statewide network of 20 regional food banks and hundreds of hunger-relief agencies. The agencies will give the fish to people in need.
Since 2001, the wildlife agency has donated 301,000 pounds of salmon to the Oregon Food Bank, which equates to about 1.2 million 4-ounce servings of fish.
The donated chinook salmon, coho salmon and steelhead are excess hatchery-reared fish that have returned to Oregon's hatcheries from the ocean.
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