Alabama Oyster Farmers, Environmental Interests and Researchers Meet in the Middle With CORE Collaboration

July 13, 2021 Alabama News Center

CORE’s solution is straightforward. Buy the farmers’ extra oysters, the ones they couldn’t sell. That gives them some income and frees up farm space. Next, load these big, healthy oysters in a boat, motor over to existing wild oyster reefs identified by Marine Resources and dump them into the water, where they settle below on the reefs mostly in Mississippi Sound. So far, CORE has deployed about 189,000 oysters purchased from 11 farms, eight in Alabama and three in Mississippi.

Smithfield Culinary Selects CORE as Philanthropic Partner of Choice to Support Families within Foodservice

August 7, 2019 Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Culinary, the foodservice business of Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor and industry leader in sustainability, announced its newest charitable partnership with CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees), a nationally recognized community of support for all food and beverage service families in need.