A US tilapia farmer, Quixotic Farming, has today made a donation of over 8,000 lbs of clean tilapia products to one of the largest hunger relief organisations in the Rocky Mountain region, Food Bank of the Rockies.
Raised in indoor, aboveground tanks, the tilapia on Quixotic Farming’s local farms in Colorado and Missouri live a life free of growth hormones, chemicals and antibiotics.
The tilapia’s life cycle, which all takes place here in the United States, is traceable from farm to table. Also, as part of the company’s dedication to sustainable farming, each tank is equipped with a state-of-the-art filtration and recirculation system that filters and reuses the water, and allows for the fish to thrive in a constantly flowing environment.
When Quixotic Farming decided to make its donation, they were excited to get the chance to share this safe seafood with those facing challenges in Colorado.
As one of the largest hunger relief organisations in the Rocky Mountain region, Food Bank of the Rockies provides food for more than 350,000 people annually.
And, with 1 in 7 Coloradans struggling to find food, Quixotic Farming is thankful to have an opportunity to help. ‘We are just happy we can give back to the community, and donate this safe source of quality protein to those in need, said Eric Ely, National Sales Director for Quixotic Farming.
The six pallets of product includes 11,800 units of tilapia cakes, which will help feed more than 23,600 Coloradans.