Coast Guard to deliver 13 tons of donated salmon to Kotzebue

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130 Hercules aircraft crew is scheduled to deliver approximately 27,000 pounds of donated silver salmon fillets and dry goods to Kotzebue Monday as part of a special food drive held by Wells Fargo Bank and NANA Regional Corporation.

The donated food is scheduled to be accepted by the Northwest Arctic Borough and delivered to families in Kotzebue and surrounding villages.

The Coast Guard aircraft is scheduled to depart from Elmendorf Air Force Base at 10 a.m. Monday and return to Elmendorf around 5:45 p.m. After the delivery the aircraft is scheduled to stop at Coast Guard Loran Station Port Clarence as part of a scheduled logistics flight.

Wells Fargo Bank and NANA Regional Corporation teamed up for a food drive beginning in February 2009 which raised more than $11,000 and the 27,000 pounds of fish. The fish fillets came from Sitka and were donated by Seashare in Washington.

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