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Trout donated to local food banks

Oct 04, 2021 12:37 pm

Roger Hannigan Gilson reports in the Times Union that Hudson Valley Fisheries is donating 1,200 pounds of locally raised steelhead trout to six food assistance agencies in Greene and Columbia counties through FeedHV, funded by local conservationist group Scenic Hudson. "Throughout the pandemic, there's been a lot of talk with the food agencies about getting better quality food," said Mary Ann Johnson, deputy director of the Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corp, which administers FeedHV. "One of the things that they really lack are proteins." Community Action of Greene County, Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene, High Hill Food Pantry, Catskill Community Center, Prabhuji Mission Food Pantry, and the Columbia County Recover Kitchen are receiving the fish. FeedHV has about 430 volunteers in the seven-county area, usually picking up excess food from restaurants, universities, and farms, and redirecting it to the needy. Read more about this story in the Times Union.