Tennessee Restaurants Partner with Second Harvest Food Bank to Feed Hungry Children
Chick-fil-A restaurants in Tennessee raised funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank's Food for Kids BackPack Program to help provide for hungry children in their community.
Five Tennessee Chick-fil-A Operators held a promotion that supported chronically hungry children in their community. Throughout the month of June, for every half-dozen order of Chocolate Chunk Cookies and gallon of sweet tea sold – the restaurants gave $1 to the Second Harvest Food Bank's Food for Kids BackPack Program. The program provides weekend food for children identified by local schools as being chronically hungry.
"We are always looking for ways to benefit the food bank, and to do so while specifically helping raise money to feed children in need, was something other Chick-fil-A restaurants in our area also wanted to do," said Darrell Fowler, Operator of the Chick-fil-A at West Market Street in Johnson City.
Second Harvest Food Bank is part of Feeding America, a national organization of 200 food banks, touching every county in the United States. In Northeast Tennessee, Second Harvest Food Bank serves 4,000 children at 135 schools in eight counties, according to Executive Director, Rhonda Chafin.
"The Kids BackPack Program is challenging for us, as we have to purchase the food that goes in the packs," Rhonda said. "Darrell and Susan knew that, so they chose to designate the money from Chick-fil-A specifically for this program.
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