Alaska apparel company, Salmon Sisters, has donated approximately 14,688 cans of wild Alaska salmon to the Food Bank of Alaska through their Give: Fish Project.
For every product sold by the Salmon Sisters through their online store and wholesale accounts across the state, one can of salmon is donated. Their donation will benefit thousands of Alaskans and will be distributed amongst 80 different agencies across Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. The project is ongoing; this delivery represents a donation from the first quarter of its inception.
“This is our unique way of giving back to the communities that have supported us since our beginning,” said Salmon Sisters co-founder, Emma Teal Laukitis. “We hope to inspire other local businesses to find unique ways to keep their homes and communities vibrant.”
“Eating wild Alaska salmon makes us feel healthy, happy and strong. This is something we want to share with people far and wide,” said Claire Neaton, also a co-founder of Salmon Sisters and Laukitis’s sister. “With our one-to-one program, we can directly support working fishermen and help those Alaskans most in need of this delicious wild protein.”
“Our clients are always in need of healthy protein sources, and for many, nothing beats Alaska salmon,” said Jim Baldwin, Executive Director for Food Bank of Alaska. “Salmon Sisters’ donation program is a great example of a local business giving back and having a really positive impact in our community.”
Silver Bay Seafoods, a Sitka-based seafood processor that Neaton and Laukitis’s family fishing boats deliver to, provided discounted canned salmon to further aid the project.
“As an Alaskan company comprised of Alaskan fishermen, we take great pride in being proactive community stewards throughout our great state,” said Richard Riggs, Silver Bay Seafoods CEO. “With this donation by the Salmon Sisters reaching over 60 communities statewide, we are proud to have Silver Bay’s canned salmon products likewise reaching those with needs in communities across Alaska.”
Alaska Airlines provided complimentary air freight to transport the cans from Sitka to Anchorage.
Salmon Sisters is an ocean-inspired lifestyle brand owned and operated by Alaskan sisters, Emma Teal Laukitis and Claire Neaton. The sisters were raised on a remote homestead in False Pass, Alaska, and have participated in the family’s commercial fishing operations since they could walk. All of their products are designed and created in Alaska.
For interview requests for Claire Neaton, Jim Baldwin and Richard Riggs, please contact Aileen Cole at 907-750-0470.