Middle Georgia Chick-fil-A Restaurants Host Market-wide Food Drive
One plus one actually equaled one in the Middle Georgia market as 11 restaurants participated in the “Give 2 Get 1 Food Drive” on two separate Thursdays in February. Customers could bring in two non-perishable food items to donate and receive one free Chick-fil-A breakfast entrée of their choice.
“It was great. This was one of those events that just makes you feel good to be a part of,” says Eisenhower Parkway and Zebulon Road Restaurant Owner/Operator Craig Craddock. “We wanted to host the food drive now because many of the food banks tend to get neglected throughout the year. This was a great way to raise attention to the food banks needs, bring the community together and promote some great breakfast items.”
“We collected 529 cans on Feb. 21 and 900 cans on Feb. 28, almost doubling the first drive’s results,” says Eisenhower Parkway and Zebulon Road Restaurant Marketing Director Lexa Floyd. “We we’re able to get people excited about Chick-fil-A and excited about local ministry; so it was a win-win for everybody.”
Representatives from recipient food banks and ministries were on hand at the select restaurants to help Chick-fil-A staff collect cans of non-perishable foods. The recipient organizations included Perry Volunteer Outreach, the Chard Wray Food Pantry Laurens Baptist Ministry Center, Sacred Heart Christian Service Center, the Loaves and Fishes Ministry, the Storehouse Ministries of the Mid-State Baptist Association, Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Trinity Food Bank and Macon Outreach.
The collective campaign brought in more than 12,000 cans, between two days of donating at the 11 participating restaurants.
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