Regal Springs Tilapia is honoring National Volunteer Week (April 23-29, 2017) by donating 48,000 servings of tilapia to SeaShare, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the seafood industry contribute to hunger-relief efforts in the United States.
The donation marks another key milestone in the partnership between Regal Springs, the world’s leading producer of all-natural tilapia, both fresh and frozen, and SeaShare, which has helped the seafood industry donate over 200 million servings of seafood to food banks across the U.S. since 1994. Regal Springs has been a proud supporter of SeaShare since December 2015, having donated over 140,000 servings of healthy tilapia to the organization.
“We are thrilled to work with Regal Springs again,” said Jim Harmon, executive director of SeaShare, “and so grateful for this generous donation. With their continued support, we are able to provide thousands of people with nutrient-rich, high-quality fish that they might not have access to otherwise. Despite the incredible resources and opportunities that exist in our country, hunger continues to grow. Our seafood industry has the resources, the expertise and generosity to make significant contributions to fill the hunger needs of many Americans.”
Those struggling with food insecurity face the burden of not only getting enough to eat, but also getting access to nutritious food that promotes good health. Regal Springs Tilapia is high in protein while low in calories, fat and carbohydrates and is also a good source of vitamin B-12, niacin, selenium, phosphorous and magnesium. Plus, Regal Springs Tilapia is completely free of mercury, making it a great seafood option for pregnant mothers and young children.
“Food donations are, of course, important, but food banks wouldn’t be what they are without the help of the thousands of dedicated volunteers who donate their time to their community,” said Francis Yupangco, head of global marketing at Regal Springs. “We chose SeaShare as a partner based on alignment—we’re both passionate about making sure everyone has access to nutrient-rich seafood. With so many Americans still struggling with hunger, SeaShare is making a huge impact by providing seafood to food banks, pantries and shelters across the country. This week we celebrate organizations like SeaShare and all of the hard-working volunteers.”
National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism and to recognize and thank volunteers, who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Plan or attend an event to celebrate the impact of changemakers in your community, and inspire others to serve. The week is organized by the Point of Light foundation, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizing millions of people to take action and change the world.
Social responsibility is an underlying principle at Regal Springs. Learn more about there on-going community investment efforts at visit www.regalsprings.com. To learn more about SeaShare and how you can help fight hunger, visit www.seashare.org.
About Regal Springs
Founded by Swiss entrepreneur Rudi Lamprecht in 1988, Regal Springs is the largest vertically integrated aquaculture company in the world. The company runs state-of-the-art fish farms in Indonesia, Honduras and Mexico and is committed to producing premium all-natural tilapia while building communities. All Regal Springs tilapia are raised in large floating nets in pristine deep-water lakes and are free from antibiotics, growth hormones and chemicals. Regal Springs has emerged as a dynamic example of a food production enterprise that invests in its employees and their communities that leads to the prosperity of both the company and its workers. With social projects ranging from healthcare to education, the company invests millions of dollars each year to support and improve the lives of employees and their communities. In 2016, the Golden Springs Group, headed by founder Peter Zuellig, acquired Regal Springs. Golden Springs is committed to support and further strengthen the business expansion of Regal Springs by contributing its deep know-how in the life sciences sectors in emerging markets. The company operates under the leadership of CEO Achim Eichenlaub with a focus on customer satisfaction, quality and innovation.