Future Leader Service Project Continues to Give Back

Raising Food, Money and Awareness Becomes Important Tradition

January 13, 2014 Miami, FL Before heading off to the Feeding South Florida food bank in Pembroke Park, the 2013 NFI Future Leaders class tallied a years worth of its cash donations and food contributions to Sea Share.

This years class gave more than 100 thousand pounds of food and raised more than $20,000, said Gerrie Thomas, NFIs Director of Member Relations and staff lead for the Future Leaders program. Each year the class and the companies they represent surprise me with how involved they are and how much they are able to give. In just two years this effort as donated about a million meals. That is a significant contribution.

In addition, today the group will volunteer at the largest of 9 Feeding America food banks in the state of Florida.

Future Leader classes that came before ours really set a high bar with their commitment to Sea Share and this service project, said class president Marjorie Ferris of Diversified Business Communications. Its wonderful to see how our group stepped up and is helping to face the challenge of hunger in America. The next class is already asking, what did 2012 and 13 do? And what can we do? Its great to be part of such a worthwhile tradition.

Future Leaders began in 1998 as a program designed to provide skills and experiences to emerging leaders in the seafood community. The class of 2014 will travel to Jacksonville, Florida; Portland, Oregon; Ketchikan, Alaska; and Washington, D.C as part of their studies. The program has more than 250 alumni.

For more than 60 years, the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and its members have provided American families with the variety of sustainable seafood essential to a healthy diet. For more information visit: www.AboutSeafood.com.


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