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Caring for one another when hardships happen

May 9, 2023

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How the Chick-fil-A Together Fund provides support in times of need 

Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy was known for saying, “A great company is a caring company.” That commitment to caring is a cornerstone of the Chick-fil-A culture – and helped inspire the creation of the Chick-fil-A Together Fund.

Supporting the Chick-fil-A community in times of need

When natural disasters or personal hardships occur, every member of the Chick-fil-A community has an opportunity to show additional care for each other through this system-wide effort. Launched in 2021, The Chick-fil-A Together Fund helps franchised Operators, their Team Members, and employees of Chick-fil-A corporate entities[1] facing challenges through two grant programs:

• The Standard Grant Program helps qualified recipients through times of hardship with grants of up to $1,500, depending on their needs.

• The Immediate Response Program (IRP) provides support to qualified recipients within 24-48 hours following unforeseen events, such as natural disasters.


Operators, Chick-fil-A Staff and other members of the Chick-fil-A community have generously donated hundreds of thousands of dollars since the program’s inception.

“The Chick-fil-A Together Fund is our way of taking good care of each other. It’s a fund by us for us,” said Angela Reed, Senior Project Lead of Team Member Experience for Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Making an impact

Since the launch of the Chick-fil-A Together Fund in October 2021, members of the Chick-fil-A community have experienced a multitude of events – house fires, deaths, residential damages, emergency evacuations and other crises, and they have been able to turn to the Chick-fil-A Together Fund during their time of need.

To date, more than 1,700 members of the Chick-fil-A community have received over $760,000 in assistance grants. From Hurricanes Fiona, Ian and Ida to wildfires in Colorado and the Jackson, Mississippi water crisis, this funding has provided much-needed support during times of personal hardship.

Throughout these difficult seasons of life, the messages of gratitude from across the Chick-fil-A community have been overwhelming, including this sentiment from a restaurant Team Member impacted by a house fire in 2022: “The grant provided breathing room so I could figure out next steps."

Additionally, a Team Member in Louisiana shared, “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The resources you provided to Team Members following Hurricane Ida made a difference in their lives following this horrific moment.”

Giving back for each other

Giving connects us and creates stronger communities, which is why this initiative is so important to the Chick-fil-A community.

Chick-fil-A, Inc. Staff Member – and former Chick-fil-A restaurant Team Member - Christopher Wilkinson said he chooses to give to The Chick-fil-A Together Fund because of the selfless generosity modeled by multiple Chick-fil-A franchised Operators early in his career, which reinforced the importance of taking good care of one another.

“The Chick-fil-A Together Fund gives us an opportunity to support one another, so that when disasters strike, we can be there to support those in need,” he said.

The Chick-fil-A Together Fund is hosted and administered by the Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. (EAF). EAF administers all fund activities, and when needed, assists individuals with their grant applications.

To learn more, visit the Chick-fil-A Together Fund website.

[1] Inclusive of the following groups: Chick-fil-A, Inc. Staff, Chick-fil-A, Inc. In-Field Staff (including the Leadership Development Program [LDP] and Training Development Program [TDP]), CFA Servco, Inc. (Regular Full-Time), Bay Center Foods, LLC (Regular Full-Time), Chick-fil-A Supply, LLC (Regular Full-Time), and Dwarf House Group, LLC Executive General Managers, Assistant General Managers and Team Members.