Chick-fil-A is putting millions into the COVID-19 relief efforts
The company will distribute $10.8 million via its franchises
Like many food chains, Chick-fil-A is still making its offerings available via drive-thru and delivery. The chicken fan favorite has also just announced a multi-million dollar relief effort to people affected by COVID-19.
The company will distribute more than $10.8 million to communities across the US by way of its local franchisees. This network of over 1,800 independent owner-operators in the US will then use this money to make an immediate impact for communities, including donating food or other items to first responders, health care workers, Chick-fil-A staff and their families. Funds will be made available through June.
Chick-fil-A Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Cathy said, “Striving to be a supportive, caring and generous neighbor is in our DNA. Our restaurant Operators give back locally in so many ways, and this time is no exception. I’m humbled by the incredible care our restaurant teams have shown – from offering free meals to health care workers to feeding school children in need to writing notes of encouragement for guests. They know where the need is in their local community, and our goal for this fund is to support their efforts.”
The company also has a food donation program called Chick-fil-A Shared Table, which allows for the restaurants to donate their surplus food to local shelters, soup kitchens and charities. More than 320,000 meals have been served through the program since the beginning of March 2020.
More than 5,000 meals have also been donated to school systems, health care workers and others on the front lines in the restaurant company’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Chick-fil-A’s supply chain has donated 7,715 cases of fresh produce to Feeding America.
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