2015 Sustainability Report

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Chicken of the Sea participates in community affairs by encouraging employees to be involved in local charities and committees, providing donations to schools, clubs and charities and sponsoring many local events and festivals that attract many people to the area.
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Local Engagement

We spend time and funds each year giving back to the local, regional and national community through supporting clubs and organizations. In 2015, we supported Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, Paul Anderson Youth Home, senior citizens organizations, local food banks, and Special Olympics. Through collaborative efforts with our employees, we donated books to young children and supported our local schools. We also volunteer our time and aid through sponsorships at a number of major local events such as SOAPS (Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society) Spay-ghetti Dinner, Lyons Soap Box Derby, Lyons Real Squeal and the Vidalia Onion Festival.
Regional Engagement

Chicken of the Sea is an active supporter of the United Way, an organization that touches the lives of one person in five in the tri-county area. Our employees serve on the United Way of Toombs, Montgomery, and Wheeler Counties board, volunteer, and participate in fundraising efforts. We encourage all employees to donate via auto-payroll deductions and give generous donations of money and time to this worthy cause. In 2015, we also assisted The Sunshine House Regional Children's Advocacy Center and the Lyons Cancer Center, a new facility that eases the burden for patients and their support systems by providing cancer treatments close to home. Between local and regional sponsorships and direct donations, we gave more than $25,000 to causes and organizations in our community that encourage health, education, and quality of life.  
National Engagement

We pride ourselves in championing our youth and we are avid supporters of the Boys and Girls Clubs on a local and national level. One of our executives also served on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego in 2015. On top of that, we believe in fighting hunger in America. We have been long-time contributors to Feeding America along with numerous regional charities.
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The Mermaid Legacy Fund

We established the Mermaid Legacy Fund in 2015 to formalize our commitment to giving back, after the completion of our successful 100 Years of Good campaign marking our 2014 centennial. The Mermaid Legacy Fund fund continues the pay-it-forward spirit that has guided Chicken of the Sea since the company's founding. T
he fund is a corporate initiative that allows the company to donate money, volunteer hours and other resources to a select number of nonprofit organizations in its hometown of San Diego and beyond on a longer term, partnership basis.

In 2015, The Mermaid Legacy Fund distributed more than $55,000 to organizations that include the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Diego, local food banks, feeding the homeless initiatives, and a number of other regional charity organizations. 
100 Years of Good

In 2014, Chicken of the Sea celebrated its 100th anniversary; in honor of the anniversary, we wanted to give back to the community in even more ways than before. We embarked on a 56 city cross-country tour of America looking to pay it forward and meet our valued customers along the way.

As a part of our 100 Years of Good campaign, we decided to create the Great American Gratitude Award. The recipients of this award represent more than 100 non-profits and individuals from across the country who give back to their communities and exhibit the pay it forward spirit. Chicken of the Sea donated over $1,000,000 to individuals and non-profits alike through the Great American Gratitude Awards.

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