The fresh waterways of the United States and parts of Canada have been taken
over by Asian carp for years. As a result, the Asian carp have spread to numerous other rivers and streams and now potentially threaten the Great Lakes.
The goal of our program is to begin restoring the mid-America waterways back to
their native habitat, and also to harvest an extremely versatile and sustainable
resource for food. We aim to harvest 15 million pounds of Asian carp each year
from the Illinois River which equals 21,000,000 meals. The remaining
10,000,000 pounds will be used for fertilizer or other beneficial products striving for a zero-waste company.
Sorce Freshwater Company is a newly created business that is partnering with
Midwest Fish Co Op to to implement a workable solution utilizing, and reducing, the Asian carp population in the Illinois River. The Asian carp reduction program will not only create additional jobs and a more livable wage for the commercial
fishing industry, but is also partnering with tri-county food banks to provide
meals as a part of the Feeding America program.
We greatly appreciate all donations. Help us reach our goal of $420,000. Every
dollar over our goal helps provide more food for people in need.
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*None of these funds will be used for wages or salaries. All of the donations will
be used to purchase fish processing equipment and building modifications,
enabling us to improve the environment and help support the Feeding America
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