High Liner Foods Lends Dock Space To The Greater Boston Food Bank To Facilitate Regional Deliveries for Boston-Area Hunger Relief Work

Dock Space To Help Provide At Least One Meal A Day To Local Families In Need

DANVERS, Mass., June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - High Liner Foods, the leading value-added frozen seafood supplier in North America, today announced a partnership with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to donate the use of dock space at its Peabody, MA facility. GBFB, the largest hunger-relief organization in New England with an objective to distribute enough food to provide one meal a day to those in need, is committed to increasing its food distribution in 2013. High Liner Foods’ donated dock space will be used to facilitate food deliveries in northeastern Massachusetts.

“The generosity of companies like High Liner Foods helps extend our reach to families in need throughout greater Boston,” said Catherine D’Amato, GBFB President and CEO. “The food community has always supported our efforts, and this partnership with High Liner Foods will help us provide even more meals to the north shore of Massachusetts.”

This partnership with The Greater Boston Food Bank is High Liner Foods’ latest anti-hunger initiative. In 2012, High Liner Foods donated 160,000 meals to families affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

“We feel a responsibility to lead change for the better, so we are thrilled to partner with The Greater Boston Food Bank to help relieve hunger right in our own community,” said Keith Decker, President and Chief Operating Officer of High Liner Foods (USA). “We are committed to corporate responsibility, including philanthropy, sustainability, and social responsibility, and there’s nowhere better to start than in our backyard by using our docks to provide food to local families in need.”

For more information about High Liner Foods, visit www.highlinerfoods.com.

About The Greater Boston Food Bank

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB distributes nearly 41 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to 550 member hunger-relief agencies and more than 30 direct service programs throughout eastern Massachusetts in a dedicated partnership to end hunger in our region. This provides meals for as many as 545,000 people a year. GBFB is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest food bank network. For more information, visit us at GBFB.org, become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@gr8bosfoodbank), or call us at 617.427.5200.

About High Liner Foods

High Liner Foods is the leading North American processor and marketer of value-added frozen seafood. High Liner's retail branded products are sold throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico under the High LinerFisher Boy,MirabelSea Cuisine and Royal Sea labels, and are available in most grocery and club stores. High Liner also sells its products under the High Liner, Icelandic Seafood, FPI, Viking, Mirabel and Samband of Iceland brands to restaurants and institutions, and is the major supplier of private label value-added seafood products to North American food retailers and food service distributors. High Liner Foods is a publicly traded Canadian company, trading under the symbol HLF on the Toronto Stock Exchange.