HIAWATHA, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paying it forward can pay off in more ways than one.
That’s the message for an Iowa couple who famously left a $100 tip for an overworked waiter at a Cedar Rapids sushi restaurant. As part of a year-long program to recognize and encourage the Pay it Forward spirit, Chicken of the Sea surprised them with $10,000 to enable them to continue their cycle of good.
Steven and Makenzie Schultz were presented with an oversized $10,000 check at their home today in Hiawatha, Iowa. They vowed to use the money to Pay it Forward to others.
The award is the last of 100 “Gratitude Awards” presented by the seafood brand in 2014 to commemorate its 100th anniversary. In all, the Chicken of the 100 Years of Good initiative is investing $1 million in selfless individuals and grassroots organizations nationwide that are bringing good to their communities.
“We’ve been holding the last of our 100 Gratitude Awards for those individuals or organizations that perfectly demonstrate the selfless, Pay it Forward spirit of the program,” said David Roszmann, COO of Chicken of the Sea. “We definitely think we’ve found it in the Schultzs.”
According to Roszmann, the 99 Gratitude Award recipients identified to date span the country and spectrum of grassroots community work – from providing hospital beds in Phoenix and teen mentoring services in Atlanta to teaching inner-city children to swim in Detroit.
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.