Chicken of the Sea® Donates 1 Million Meals to Feeding America® To Support Those Struggling With Hunger
Iconic seafood brand partners with leading domestic hunger-relief organization to cap its 100th anniversary celebration
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 19, 2014) – To help punctuate a Centennial year during which it donated $1 million in Pay it Forward awards to charitable organizations nationwide, Chicken of the Sea® is partnering with Feeding America®to donate 1 million meals* to the Chicago-based hunger relief organization.
Chicken of the Sea’s anniversary gift to Feeding America is a continuation of the brand’s ongoing relationship with the nationwide network of food banks. In honor of its 100th anniversary in 2014, the brand presented monetary Gratitude Awards to Feeding America network member food banks in Orlando, Cincinnati and elsewhere as part of the larger 100 Years of Good Centennial Celebration and accompanying our nationwide Great American Gratitude Tour.
“We can’t think of a better way to cap Chicken of the Sea’s Centennial Celebration than with a donation of 1 million meals to Feeding America,” said Chicken of the Sea COO David Roszmann.
“While we greatly enjoyed spending our 100th birthday giving out Gratitude Awards in the spirit of Pay it Forward, we wanted to wrap up the celebration with something especially significant. This donation to Feeding America ensures that the spirit of giving, which Chicken of the Sea has embraced for 100 years, will surely carry on,” Roszmann said.
To help thank Americans for making it a mealtime staple since 1914, San Diego-based Chicken of the Sea donated Gratitude Awards totaling $1 million to 100 different nonprofits, charities, grassroots organizations and individuals focused on doing good in their communities.
“Feeding America is delighted to see Chicken of the Sea’s commendable Centennial celebration extended further with this donation of 1 million meals to help provide support and resources to the clients Feeding America serves,” said Ian Hunter, director, new partnerships at Feeding America.
About Feeding America
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through food pantries and meal programs in communities throughout America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit http://www.feedingamerica.org/. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.
About Chicken of the Sea
Chicken of the Sea (COS) celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014 as a leading provider of healthy, sustainable and delicious seafood, offering not only a robust product line but the recipes and meal-planning insights needed to inspire seafood lovers to greater culinary creativity and inspiration. The company provides tuna, salmon, clams, crab, oysters, shrimp, mackerel, kipper snacks and sardines in cans, cups and pouches as well as innovative new products consistent with seafood’s growing status as a healthy “new” protein choice in America.
Headquartered in San Diego, COS sustainably sources its seafood products from around the world, and packages them at a state-of-the-art processing facility in Lyons, Ga., as well as at third-party facilities. The company is led by a team of industry veterans with more than 300 years of collective experience in the packaged seafood industry.
For information on Chicken of the Sea, including recipes, serving suggestions and nutritional and meal-planning insights as well as information on the latest new Chicken of the Sea products, go to www.chickenofthesea.com.
*$1 = 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks