The program’s efforts contribute to the expansion of the organization ssustainability goal to divert 25 million pounds of food from landfills by 2025
ATLANTE, August 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Chick-fil-A participants® Restaurant operators, the Chick-fil-A Shared Table® achieved a major milestone: donating more than 15 million meals since the program began to help address food insecurity and reduce food waste in the local communities it serves.
The program has grown significantly over its 10-year history with restaurants across the United States and Canada, donating over 3 million meals in 2022 so far. This effort to address food insecurity in local communities also supports a broader sustainability goal for Chick-fil-A, which seeks to divert 25 million pounds of food waste from landfills by 2025 through programs like as Chick-fil-A Shared Table, composting and other efforts.
Chick-fil-A also continues to fight hunger through its support of Feeding America. The company donated nearly $10 million to the organization since 2020, and Chick-fil-A continues to contribute $25,000 to Feeding America every time he opens a new restaurant.
The Chick-fil-A Shared Table program began in 2012 with a mission to help operators fight hunger and reduce waste in their local communities by donating leftover food to soup kitchens, shelters and non-profit organizations to feed those in need. Chick-fil-A works with Food Donation Connection and Second Harvest to connect operators with these organizations and more than 1,300 restaurants across the United States and Canada now participate in the program.
The success of the Chick-fil-A Shared Table program can be attributed to the operators’ passion for caring for their communities and positively impacting those around them. “When I helped start this program over a decade ago, I never imagined we would impact so many people one day,” said Sandeep Kapooroperator of Chick-fil-A Macland Crossing in Mariette, Georgia. “I hope that this already impressive number of meals donated will double and triple in the years to come.” Kapoor and his team members have helped provide over 11,000 meals to the Mariette community through this program.
“The Chick-fil-A Shared Table program exists and thrives because operators and their team members take the initiative to make an impact in their own backyards,” said Rodney BullardVice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc. “Whether through 100% restaurant ownership in San Antonioteam members who serve at local soup kitchens or take food waste reduction one step further through composting efforts in a Georgia restaurant, our restaurants across the country are seizing the opportunity to make a difference. »
To learn more about the Chick-fil-A Shared Table program and other ways Chick-fil-A positively impacts its communities, visit chick-fil-a.com/giving-back.
About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a restoration company known for the Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken sandwich and signature hospitality. Represented by over 170,000 team members, operators and employees, Chick-fil-A® restaurants serve customers freshly prepared meals at more than 2,700 restaurants in 48 states, washington d.c., Porto Rico and Canada. The family and private catering business was founded in 1967 by S. Catherine Truett and is committed to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate.
Known for its leadership and opportunities for growth, Chick-fil-A was named America’s Best Employer in 2022 by Forbes and one of the Top Companies for Career Opportunities for Black Employees by Glassdoor. The company also received Glassdoor’s Employee’s Choice award for top CEOs and was named a Culture 500 Culture Champion in 2020. A leader in customer service, Chick-fil-A was named Drive-Thru Restaurant of the Year by QSR Magazine in 2021. More information about Chick-fil-A can be found at www.chick-fil-a.com and @ChickfilANews.
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