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Apr 3, 2020

Giving back

“I have always found more joy in giving when I did not expect anything in return.”

S. Truett Cathy 1921—2014

Giving philosophy

Everyone's job at Chick-fil-A is to serve. No matter our title or job description, our reason for coming to work is to generously share our time and talents. Whether it's treating customers like friends, or serving our communities like neighbors, we believe kindness is a higher calling.

Local communities

Donating food to those in need

From donating surplus food to local shelters and soup kitchens through our Chick-fil-A Shared Table program, to feeding victims and first responders after a disaster, our restaurant Operators give away food all year long to those who need it most. 

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Restaurant Team Member scholarships

Chick-fil-A wants to help restaurant team members achieve their dreams of higher education. Since 1973, we have awarded approximately $61 million to 46,700 team members.

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Local events with a purpose

Being a Chick-fil-A Operator is about more than serving chicken, it's about having a positive impact in the local community. That's why, around the country, our restaurant Operators find creative ways to serve. In some communities, that means supporting the troops through military appreciation events or fundraisers for local schools; in others, that means inviting guests for family events like Daddy Daughter Date Night or Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Our Operators are always on the lookout for ways to help their communities.

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The Chick-fil-A Foundation

Created out of a desire to honor Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy's legacy of giving, goodwill and passion for supporting youth, the Chick-fil-A Foundation seeks to nourish potential in every child, especially in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger.

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To support education, the Foundation expanded its partnership with Junior Achievement USA, which offers kindergarten-12th grade programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills to inspire nearly 5 million students each year to dream big and reach their potential.


To address youth homelessness, The Foundation is partnering with Covenant House International, which has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people – reaching 70,000 youth each year.


To fight hunger, the Foundation is partnering with Feeding America to donate to a local food bank for every new restaurant we open.

$19 Million

in scholarships, over 14 years, through the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Peach Bowl football game