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Help fishermen feed more hungry families
The Cape Cod Commerical Fishermen's Alliance has worked with the Family Pantry of Cape Cod since August 2013 on the "Fish for Families" project.
This pilot program has proven successful, working with some 30 fishermen to bring more than 5,000 pounds of local seafood to families in need on Cape Cod. Now, the Fishermen's Alliance is eager to expand the program by working with a network of food banks to bring the millions of pounds of seafood landed here each year to hungry families beyond the bridge.
Pictured above are fishermen Leo Maher and John Tuttle at The Family Pantry of Cape Cod distributing frozen dogfish fillets they caught just days before. Photo by Deb DeCosta.
In order to lay the groundwork necessary to help the Fishermen's Alliance expand the "Fish for Families" program, the organization is participating in #GivingTuesday.
After Thanksgiving, consumers flock to the mall on Black Friday and websites on Cyber Monday to buy things. #GivingTuesday gives people an opportunity to give back to a charity on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (December 2). Our goal is to raise $5,000 on this one day.
In honor of Phyllis Mason, an anonymous donor will match each gift dollar-for-dollar up to $2,000. This is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to contribute. No donation is too small...or too large.
By donating to the Fishermen's Alliance on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 2, you will be helping us learn what it will take for local fishermen to feed more hungry families across New England.
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Support the family fishermen of Cape Cod
Fishing is a 400 year-old tradition on Cape Cod.
The Fishermen's Alliance brings a steady source of support essential to the small-boat fishing fleet on the Cape.
This holiday season, make a gift in support of fishing as a way of life on Cape Cod.
Pictured above is chairman of our Board, Nick Muto with his wife and daughter aboard his 36' fishing vessel, Lost. Photo by Nugent Photography.
Whenever he has a fishing-related problem, the first phone call he makes is to the Fishermen’s Alliance.
"The Fishermen’s Alliance brings the expert knowledge of Cape fishermen to decision-makers to support and sustain our local fishing traditions and advocate for healthy ocean ecosystems. I am invested in making sure that future generations of fishermen have more opportunities than I had. And I believe this organization is key to developing those opportunities," said Muto.
The Fishermen's Alliance was founded by independent, small-boat family fishermen, like Nick. Now, we work with more than 150 commercial fishing businesses bringing more than 12 million pounds of seafood to your table.
These businesses form the backbone of our coastal economy, and it’s scary sometimes to think that we could lose it.
Please click on the Donate Now button to support the work we do at the Fishermen's Alliance in order to sustain the fishing traditions on Cape Cod.