Local Chick-fil-A Restaurants Feed Homeless of Columbia
Every Monday night in January, different Chick-fil-A Restaurants from around Columbia, S.C., brought meals to the Olive Gospel Mission to feed the homeless.
Each year, Operators from a dozen Chick-fil-A restaurants throughout Columbia get together to discuss what they can do to help their community.
"We wanted to use our food to have a positive impact and we felt this was a great opportunity, because the Olive Gospel Mission has a very good reputation," says Aaron Jackson, Owner/Operator of the Chick-fil-A at Decker Boulevard, who brought his wife Bridget and 7-year-old son Caleb to hand out the Chick-fil-A meals. "As a family, we are always looking for fun opportunities to serve."
Three different Chick-fil-A restaurants worked together every Monday night in January to prepare and deliver about 120 meals to the Olive Gospel Mission on Taylor Street in downtown Columbia. Each meal included a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, soup, a cookie and a drink.
"Chick-fil-A is helping the lives of our people be transformed for eternity," says Wayne Fields, president and CEO of Olive Gospel Mission. "It means a lot to our staff because it gives our kitchen staff a break on Monday nights. Plus, we will save about $600 on food expenses in January."
Olive Gospel Mission provides food, encouragement, clothing and medical care to the needy of Columbia. Last year alone it provided more than 73,000 meals for the homeless. Twelve Chick-fil-A restaurants participated in the January event to feed the hungry.
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