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FHFH Board Member Helps Provide Fish for the Hungry

by | Mar 3, 2022 | News | 0 comments

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Travis May of The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute loads a Mountaineer Food Bank truck with fresh salmon headed for food banks and pantries in West Virginia. (Photo courtesy of The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute).
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Staff from Mountaineer Food Bank and The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute who helped to make the donation of fresh salmon happen in West Virginia. (Photo courtesy of The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute).
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Staff from Mountaineer Food Bank with donated salmon fillets from The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute. (Photo courtesy of Mountaineer Food Bank).
John Davidson 1John Davidson, FHFH Board President

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry board president John Davidson is employed as a Research Scientist for the Freshwater Institute in Shepherdstown, WV, which is part of an organization called The Conservation Fund. Recently the Freshwater Institute and Mountaineer Food Bank worked together to provide more than 4,000 meals of locally raised salmon filets to the food bank’s network of food pantries and programs that help West Virginians in need.

In West Virginia, 250,600 people are struggling with hunger ​and of them 73,770 are children. Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway, WV provides food and other household items to their emergency food network in 48 counties including programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, backpack programs, senior programs and mobile pantries.

John has worked for the Freshwater Institute for more than 20 years, publishing numerous research and industry articles focused on fish production in recirculating aquaculture systems. The Conservation Fund, working with public, private and nonprofit partners, protects America’s legacy of land and water resources through land acquisition, sustainable community and economic development, and leadership training, emphasizing the integration of economic and environmental goals.
A local news story about this salmon donation project published by The Journal (Martinsburg, WV) can be found by CLICKING HERE.